Remembering Loved ones With Memorial Ash Portraits
The loss of a loved one is devastating and having something to remember them with can be a very good thing. There are ash portraits that are made using the cremated remains of loved ones. The process of making these portraits is quite an interesting one. People choose to remember their loved ones differently and the use of portraits made out of ash is one of the most intriguing ways ever.
The cremated ash remains are mixed up with birch coal, beeswax, and white marble. All three are carefully fused to create n image of the one that has passed away, after the making of the portrait the individual will feel like they’re looking at their lived one as these portraits are made in their likeness. The making of these portraits is quite a unique task as it feels like one is interacting with their loved one if the portrait is made from their ash. Ensure that your artisan is well experienced in the ash portrait technique.
Art has been used to recall the passing of the dead for a long time after the beginning of photography. There are instances where postmortem photographs are used as a loved one keepsake. It is weird to imagine that there are individuals who prefer having pictures of corpses as their keepsake.
Losing someone in your life makes it very difficult, others choose to completely forget about the situation because of the grief, THe ones that choose to make the memorial portraits of their deceased feel like they are giving some kind of life to the person that has died with this unique piece of art. These ash portraits bring a kind of direct presence that makes the individual feel closer to their loved one and helps bring out a powerful feeling imagining their presence so close to you. These method of ash portraits has been present for many years and those that practice it has had many years of training and experience, the mixture is placed out on a subtly textured surface, and then it is moved to a portrait. The portrait is then enclosed within a wooden frame and glass is put on top to protect the image.
When a client places an order for the making of the ash memorial portrait, it takes about three weeks to be completed and delivered. The frames include small and large sizes. With cremation growing in modern times and has by far in some states overtaken the custom of traditional burials. Some artisans have made it their job to ensure that the past is always remembered through the use of memorial portraits.
Before the creation of these portraits, the artists first must seek permission from the family of the deceased to ensure that they are comfortable with the situation. Since the portrait is highly considered to be highly sensitive and brings a lot of nostalgic memories. The portraits once completed can be surrounded by the possessions of the deceased to give meaning to their identities.