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.

This memorial request came through a year ago from a young lady living in Australia. There was no rush and we exchanged many emails over that time. I completed the work about 8 months ago, and she made it back home to collect it this month. I finally got to meet her and her whanau. Over the past 8 months I have had the pleasure of looking at it every day - a rare gift, as they are usually transported away as soon as I complete them.

I have created a similar design before, but its meaning and symbolism conveyed exactly what she wanted. I added a weaving design around the base to provide a unique look.

Thank you for allowing me to enjoy it for as long as I did. 


Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor

August 2014


Cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into our baby’s headstone, it truly means so much to me. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for all your hard work and the way you cared for and respected us throughout this process.