Iraq History Project at DePaul University

Low Estimate was exhibited at the Iraq History Project Arts Festival at Depaul University in Chicago.  This panel consists of over 118,000 circles painted to represent the United Nations low estimate of 500,000 child deaths related to sanctions against Iraq.  The remaining memorial circles will be painted on additional panels  Media documentation accompanied the piece.
Low Estimate Video


Albert P. Weisman Exhibition

Selected panels shown from the Widowsweave: 3,000,000 Lines exhibit, along with photo documentation. this was a group show with abbreviated versions of the grant recipient’s work.


Widows: Lines in the Sand – Devon, England

Widows: Lines in the Sand - Hartland Point, Devon, England 8_6_10Widows: LInes in the Sand - Hartland Point, England

I remembered Iraqi widows and their situation from the other side of the Atlantic off the Devon coast of Southwest England at the quay at Hartland Point.  This trip has been a restful, thoughtful one of nature walks and climbs.  Upon return I will continue work on my Widowsweave.

Mission Accomplished: 7th Anniversary

Performances directed by Kevin Valentine in Widowsweave: 3,000,000 Lines exhibit space.  Panel Discussion: Women Artists in Muslim Society; Kevin Valentine, Chair


MFA Thesis Exhibit

Widowsweave: 20’x12’x8′  Two-room installation, granite slab, chalk, participatory performance, documentary video, live webcam.

April 13

Widowsweave at Eyes Wide Open – Wabash Ave., Chicago


Widows Lines in the Sand: Al Salaam – Peace

Peace Action: On election day in Iraq, Jabur and his family and friends, Mary and I and our friend Alan wrote Al Salaam and Peace in the sand in a light rain – once in each language for every seat in parliament being filled that day.

Widowsweave: Peace3_7_10 AlSalaam

January 17-February 28

43 Days – Widows: Lines in the Sand

Over 430,000 lines were drawn in the sand, roughly approximating casualties and wounded during the Gulf war in 43 Days, as reported at the time.

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