2013

March 20

Iraq War: 10th Anniversary

Widowsweave: Lines in the Sand for the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War

2000 lines drawn for Widowsweave: Lines in the Sand on the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War with Grant Grieshaber

Kevin Valentine and Grant Grieshaber marked the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War on March 20th by drawing a line in the sand – or rather 2000 lines in the sand to add to the total of lines drawn in Valentine’s Widowsweave: Lines in the Sand project commemorating 3 million widows in Iraq–a number estimated by the Iraqi Minister for Women’s Affairs on International Women’s Day in 2009.

To date, the Widowsweave: Lines in the Sand series of performances has drawn a collective 486,072 lines in the sand around Lake Michigan in Illinois and Michigan, on the Mississippi River, at Principia College,Illinois and in Hartland Quay, Devon, England.