Ruth Faas (Mourning Dove Studio)

Ruth Faas (Mourning Dove Studio)

Arlington, MA
781-290-7356

Ruth Faas (Mourning Dove Studio)

Ruth Faas (Mourning Dove Studio)

I am here to reimagine...

Deathcare practices that stay true to the same values in death that we hold during life; beautiful coffins for burial that support us in honoring and grieving our loved ones while also being environmentally sound.

My Story

After my mother the casket was one of the things I obsessed about. I wished for something beautiful that might have helped me to stay more emotionally present. My business partner, Carol Motley, designed the cardboard coffins we sell after her grandmother died and the disconnect was clear between how ‘it is done’ and how her nature loving grandmother had lived. Our cardboard coffins help in bo...
After my mother the casket was one of the things I obsessed about. I wished for something beautiful that might have helped me to stay more emotionally present. My business partner, Carol Motley, designed the cardboard coffins we sell after her grandmother died and the disconnect was clear between how ‘it is done’ and how her nature loving grandmother had lived. Our cardboard coffins help in both of these ways - far better for the environment and for us emotionally. They make sense and can be decorated in personally-meaningful ways to say good-bye and to help us grapple with grief nonverbally. Mourning Dove Studio has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning News, Al Jazeera America and elsewhere. The Green Burial Council nominated us for a Leadership Award and I was named one of the “Pioneering Women of Natural Deathcare” by American Cemetery and Cremation Magazine.
After my mother the casket was one of the things I obsessed about. I wished for something beautiful that might have helped me to stay more emotionally present. My business partner, Carol Motley, designed the cardboard coffins we sell after her grandmother died and the disconnect was clear between how ‘it is done’ and how her nature loving grandmother had lived. Our cardboard coffins help in both of these ways - far better for the environment and for us emotionally. They make sense and can be decorated in personally-meaningful ways to say good-bye and to help us grapple with grief nonverbally. Mourning Dove Studio has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning News, Al Jazeera America and elsewhere. The Green Burial Council nominated us for a Leadership Award and I was named one of the “Pioneering Women of Natural Deathcare” by American Cemetery and Cremation Magazine.

Upcoming Reimagine events

Reimagine: Grief, Growth, and Action

Decorate a Vessel to Honor Death: Prepare, Reflect, Remember

NOTE: This is Stage 3 in a 3-Stage Workshop. Participation in Stage 1 (10/20 or 10/21) is encouraged. Stage 2 (11/1 or 11/9) is optional. Participants will be sharing their finished creations.
Thu. November 18
Zoom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free

Decorate a Vessel to Honor Death: Prepare, Reflect, Remember

NOTE: This is Stage 2 in a 3-Stage Workshop. Participation in Stage 1 (10/20 and 10/21) is encouraged. Reflect creatively on death, commemorate a loved one, and/or create a treasured memento.
Tue. November 09
Zoom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free

Decorate a Vessel to Honor Death: Prepare, Reflect, Remember

NOTE: This is Stage 3 in a 3-Stage Workshop. Participation in Stage 1 (10/20 or 10/21) is encouraged. Stage 2 (11/1 or 11/9) is optional. Participants will be sharing their finished creations.
Wed. November 17
Zoom
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free

Decorate a Vessel to Honor Death: Prepare, Reflect, Remember

An opportunity to reflect creatively on death, commemorate a loved one, and/or create a treasured memento.
Wed. October 20
Zoom
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free

Decorate a Vessel to Honor Death: Prepare, Reflect, Remember

NOTE: This is Stage 2 in a 3-Stage Workshop. Participation in Stage 1 (10/20 and 10/21) is encouraged. Reflect creatively on death, commemorate a loved one, and/or create a treasured memento.
Mon. November 01
Zoom
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free

Decorate a Vessel to Honor Death: Prepare, Reflect, Remember

An opportunity to reflect creatively on death, commemorate a loved one, and/or create a treasured memento
Thu. October 21
Zoom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free