Hand Carved Gravestones and Memorials
Creating a gravestone or memorial is one of the most honored tasks of a stone carver. When I am asked to design and hand carve a gravestone, to celebrate a loved one and express their life in stone, I am beyond grateful. I get to be witness to this person and their family. Information is transferred to me through stories, photos, laughter, and tears. I use this energy to design and carve a loving memorial.
From a family's perspective: "Tracy, I admire your work every time we put new flowers on Bev's grave. Her stone is as beautiful today as when you created it. It is a personal and artistic memorial that people will find remarkable many generations into the future. You have put a face to love and personality in stone that captures and holds memories of those loved ones. What a gift you are to grieving families and a comfort to them later when the shock of a loved one's passing has abated somewhat. You anchor them in stone so that they do not fade from memory which is what loving family members want in the end. Artist you are and artist you will remain forever because of your enduring work." - Leon and Sherry Ross
As you can see in the photos below, each one is unique, one-of-a-kind, such as each person and their life.
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