Personalize - "To personify, to make personal to ascribe personal qualities to" this is how Webster's describes the term and its definition is never more apparent than when describing the "personalization" of a monument. Did the person being memorialized have a special love in their life, a hobby, a favorite poem. For that matter, if the memorial is for yourself, is there a certain thing you wished to be remembered for. Modern technology now allows the memorialist, through shape, texture, image and inscription, to create personalized, unique monuments.
Modern stonecraft technology now allows a monument to be designed in literally any shape that you can envision. Whether it be freedom, entwined hearts, or a special object, your choices in shape are limitless.Click on an image to see a larger version.
One of the more popular means of personalizing a memorial is through the use of images. Today's memorialist has numerous methods and tools at hand by which to incorporate the image you desire within the design of a monument. Images can be produced directly in the stone by chiseling, sandblasting, laser and hand etching or reproduced in ceramic and other materials. A variety of images such as landscapes, scened, floral and religious ornamentation and even portraits can be reproduced.Click on an image to see a larger version.
Modern technology has also made inscriptions or epitaphs easier to add to a monument. Even signatures can be exactly reproduced. Inscriptions can be song lyrics, famous poems, or something written by the person being memorialized or for them by a loved one. A limitless variety of type styles can be incorporated within the design of the piece.Click on an image to see a larger version.