Headstone Mosaics

Italian Grave Mosaic © simon
A few years ago, I discovered that my great-grandmother was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Ireland. The thought of that deeply disappointed me so I embarked on creating a mosaic grave marker for her final resting place. 

I chose mosaic because it happens to be the primary medium that I work in but it dawned on me that it is a very viable way to create a lasting memorial.

Maybe it's the artist in me, but I wish more people would choose to celebrate life in a colorful way rather than just sticking a boring marble stone in the ground!

I did a little bit of searching and discovered that there are quite a few examples of this type of thing already brightening up cemeteries all over the world. While the topic might seem a little morbid, you can't overlook how amazing these headstones look!

Montreal, Canada
© Maine Transplant

Livorno, Italy

Originally uploaded by loungerie


  1. great post and terrific examples

  2. Its very touching that you were so bothered by your Grandmother's grave you were called to action. Take a look at La Recoleta Cemetaria in Buenos Aires -- while lots of gray, there is also amazing beauty in the mausoleum including wild architecture and colorful stained glass.


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