We offer Memorial Portraits, made out of ashes
An enduring work of art that transcends the mere image, our memorial portrait IS your beloved in the most direct and fundamental sense, a presence that you will feel.
A resource by Icons in Ash
The original Icons in Ash method, is a completely hand-made Mosaic portrait – as with its biblical precedent an act of reconstituting what had been broken, in this case our relationship to our beloved deceased – was invented and developed by Heide Hatry 10 years ago. Individual ash particles are first separated into different shades of grey and then embedded meticulously, one by one, into a surface of warm beeswax, until, over several layers of delicate application, a rich and textured likeness is ultimately achieved. In cases where there is too little color variation among the grey particles, we may increase the palette range using pulverized coal and white marble dust. Contained in an elegant wooden shadow-box frame equipped with museum-quality glass.
Our exclusive, patented process was perfected over years of experimenting and thos is much more affordable and does look very similar to the original technique.