New York artist Kristina Libby created the Floral Heart Project to give the survivors of Covid-19 victims places to mourn. During the pandemic, many families have had the experience of not being able to visit loved ones with Covid-19 in the hospital, not being able to hold a funeral or really being able to mourn their losses. Libby was moved by this and started laying large floral hearts around New York City each week. Libby said, “I would watch people kneel down and pray. I would watch people sort of kiss their fingers and then kiss the heart. It was allowing them to feel like it is OK to admit our sadness in this moment.” With donations from large floral companies, floral hearts were recently laid in 75 locations nationwide.

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