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Grief Awareness Week Art Project

Grief Awareness WeekIn the spring of 2013, during the first annual Grief Awareness Week, University scrollsof Michigan Health System staff, led by Decedent Affairs and Gifts of Art, created the scrolls that form the border of the Radiance Tapestry.

Participants shared thoughts, feelings and their creativity, using paper, pens and wire to make the scrolls. U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Professor Anne Mondro designed and created the stitched and beaded tapestry, using the staff's scrolls to form the border.
Anne Mondro
Grief and loss are natural responses in the role of caring for Radiance Tapestryothers. The scrolls made by UMHS staff in the Radiance Tapestry celebrate the honor and privilege we share in holding our patients in our hearts and hands for a brief moment during life’s journey. The tapestry is a reflection of the care clinicians and staff take pride in providing to patients and their families.

The Radiance Tapestry is located on Floor 2 of the University Hospital, outside the office of Decedent Affairs, UH 2C223, near the Café.


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