‘Beauty in My World: Purses & God’s Eyes’ art display now showing at Michigan Medicine

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At the beginning of the pandemic, teacher and artist Heather Boersma collected nature and found objects and fashioned them into art purses. Her goal was to create a diary of artifacts about our global experience. 

She used whatever was on hand: Amazon boxes, toilet paper rolls, masks, ramen noodle, moss. 

When her mother almost died from COVID-19, she chronicled the stress of visitor lockdown as she quarantined in a hotel making art with dog food and hotel card keys. 

As her mother and the world recovered, Boersma wove “God’s Eyes,” a craft from her childhood, to create hope from bold colors and interesting texture. For her, finding beauty in struggle is the essential work of the artist.

Her artwork is now on display at Michigan Medicine.

VIEW EXHIBIT ONLINE

VIEW EXHIBIT IN-PERSON:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1.

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through Aug. 26

http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm#boersma

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