The REQUIEM Project was developed in 2020 as a way to understand the staggering loss of life due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Once circle represents one person who died from the virus. By drawing golden circles, we recognize a person shines brightly long after they die while meditating on the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Together we create something beautiful and radiant from this horrible time.
The REQUIEM Project makes it possible to visualize the incredibly large numbers of people who died from COVID 19. This gives a tangible understanding of the magnatude of the pandemic that abstract numbers alone cannot. As numbers also cannot portray an individual person, the names of loved ones who died are written on the drawings remembering and symbolically honoring each life arc. The circles are drawn and names are written during Compassion Drawing events.