The making of a memorial

TIKI MEMORIAL

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

A friend asked if I could produce a headstone for her mum based on a tiki design - a pounamu she always wore.

 

There were no pics of the actual pendant so we came up with this design.

 

The aim was to keep it relatively simple (emerging from the stone rather than 3D) and I added a weaving pattern on the sides to help frame and lift the tiki.

 

Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor
September 2015