During the process of moving through grief, communication is important. It provides an emotional outlet and a way to process grief. Especially when grief is shared between two partners as in the case of a medically-advised abortion.
These cups were designed to work as a way to start a conversation and at the same time to console. To allow a spouse to say “I know. I hear you.” It uses the symbolism of materials, combined with that of providing a warm drink and makes it represent the partners; snugly together.
The wood, apart from it’s associations also allows the cup to change. As they are used, the cups get stained, changing with the people and their grief. Finally becoming a keepsake and reminder.