The making of a memorial


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