|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!
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Originally uploaded by loungerie