Of Loss & Grief is a physical and virtual collection of crowd-sourced objects and stories. It is a place where grief is always present—a place where grief can be safely addressed, explored and shared. This is a space to honour the ones that are no longer with us and reflect on what is left behind; the emotions, the objects and the people. It’s for the grief that goes unspoken—and it is here, where it is understood.
A collection of stories of loss and grief told through what still remains—the people, the feelings and the objects. Discover current contributions and share your own. Each experience and story is as unique as the individual and has been approved of by the Of Loss & Grief team.
141 SYMPATHY CARDS
A stack of sympathy collected at the end of it all. One week after she passed to get all the preparations in order. The funeral director showed me pamphlet after pamphlet of my 'options.' I don't want to have to choose which wood stained casket and finishings work best when at the end of it all it's just for show. I don't know how many...
The Fine Young Cannibals (1988)
4 o’clock am, captain’s log: First things off, I’d like to take this time to thank my insanely low tolerance for caffeine for making this late-night/early-morning sleepless escapade possible. Thanks to you, my friend, that ginger ale I drank at 1:30pm is still very much existent in my bloodstream. Or my spleen or whatever—There’s a reason I’m not in science...
THE EMPTY JAR
My Bobba (grandma) would have been 93 this week. She left us on a sunny, yet brisk autumn day towards the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester. I was biking on the riverbank in Richmond when my mom called. I will never forget the aggressiveness of my phone’s vibration, or that bike ride. My Bobba passed away in the comfort of her home, in bed...
Excerpts From a Sketchbook
We broke up peacefully, but he had a
hard time moving on.
He was sad, and at first I tried to help.
But it became too much, and I stopped...
The MUSEUM of loss & Grief
MAY 6 — 21.2017
Opening reception 05.05.2017
Emily Carr University
of Art + Design
1399 Johnston St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm
Sat-Sun 10am to 6pm