Kerchief: a long-distance, communal sculpture project

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event Contact Name: 
Haven Herrin
Event Contact Email: 
Event Description: 

You are exuberantly invited to participate in Kerchief, a community-based sculpture-making process that responds to the call:

“What must be remembered?”

Many of us have expressed grief over the loss of connection, testimony, witness, touch, and a shared container for metabolizing our pain into wisdom. While this emotional range is not strictly bounded by the various pandemics that we have suffered lately, this moment deserves a physical process of meaning-making nevertheless.

Your task is to make a create response to this call using the thread, needle, and handkerchief I will send you in the mail. My task is to stitch our contributions together into a blank-shround that will be hardened around the form of a body.

I {Haven Herrin, 2nd Year MDiv} offer Kerchief as one means of creatively rebuilding our connective tissue; a tactile object of our individual emotions and collective memorialization; a durable reminder of our knowings that are sifting to the surface at this time to help us heal now and in the future.

Sign up to decorate your own kerchief (or request that I make one on your behalf) by March 25.

Read more background at the facebook homepage for Kerchief.

Participation is free. I will send you all the materials you need and return postage. Sincere thanks to the Graduate and Professional Student Senate #yalesenate and the Institute of Sacred Music #yaleism for their support of Kerchief. If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, I welcome it all at