The making of a memorial

FOR AUNTY KAHI

Here you can view the process of making this beautiful memorial and read the story and inspiration behind the design.

My wonderful and beloved Aunty passed on a year ago and her children (my cousins) asked if I would create a headstone for her. It was their wishes to have the “Twist” or “Pikorua” that symbolised for them an eternal bond of love.

I wanted to add something unique to the design and decided on a 5 koru pattern that represented her 5 children.

The even depth and the straight edges were challenging but worth the effort in the end.

 

 

Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor