The Mourning Project is a huge community art project includes 20,000 handmade pairs of booties – an elegy for each American child lost before their first birthday each year. See the collection, learn how each infant mortality affects our community and what we can do to improve the lives of babies and their loss families.
The installation is 38 square feet made from the arrangement of the hand sewn, knit, crocheted, embroidered, appliquéd and felted booties. There will also be an altar and the March of Dimes Mom and Baby Mobile Health Center. Plus lots of vital information about the issue of infant mortality. The booties were made by loss parents and other family members, and lots and lots of other supportive individuals.
Image: A tiny selection of the over 20,000 pairs of booties which comprise the installation. Courtesy of The Mourning Project.
This virtual event takes place on Friday, October 21, 2023 from 10am MST/1pm EST to 1pm MST/4pm EST.
See this link for more information about the project: https://maryvaneecke.com/upcoming-events/
And this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mourning-project-infant-loss-made-visible-tickets-713866081667