iraq suicide attack pillow project: a memorial.

2007 & ongoing...

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five suicide bombers, in five cars, 74 victims.

 

pillows with more than 50 victims have large sized white lace around them.

one suicide bomber, in a truck, 10 victims.

 

pillows with more than 10 victims have small sized white lace around them.

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two suicide bombers, with explosive vests, 117 victims.

 

pillows with more than 100 victims have small, medium and large sized white lace around them.

one suicide bomber, in a SUV, 25 victims.

 

pillows with more than 25 victims have medium sized white lace around them.

one suicide bomber, with an explosive belt, 0 victims.

 

pillows where the attacker failed to kill anyone but himself  have black lace around them.

the back side of each pillow is embroidered with the date that the suicide attack took place and what was targeted.

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other examples of suicide attack pillows:

-backpack bombs.

-boats, used to attack an ocean oil terminal.

-dump trucks.

-oil tanker.

this project is partially funded through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; and a CAAP grant from Chicago's Dept of Cultural Affairs.

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