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Grief Artlab Workshop + Daffodil Bulb Plantings

November 4, 2023 , 1:00pm 3:00pm

daffodil paper art

For centuries, the ritual burning of paper items as offerings to the dead has been an integral part of Chinese funerary culture. Inspired by this age-old tradition, artist Mary Ting leads a workshop centering on grief and creative expression.

Participants are invited to write letters to, share stories of, and craft paper objects for their deceased loved ones. Afterwards, we’ll bury these items beneath daffodil bulbs at the Cemetery as a way to practice ritual and engage, on a physical level, with our grief. 

Price: Free, registration required

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Mary Ting is an artist, researcher, and adjunct associate professor at John Jay College in both the art department and the environmental justice program. Grief Artlab, which originated in 2012, is ongoing and part of Ting’s 2022-2023 Social Practice CUNY faculty fellowship.

Grief Artlab is partially supported by a grant from Social Practice CUNY, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported initiative.

Free. Registration required. Please consider a $10 donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year. 

Before Reserving Your Spot, Please Note:

  • Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable, outdoor appropriate clothing.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets. Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where to go: Contactless check-in will take place at the gate at the Sunset Park Entrance on 35th Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.

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