ICONS IN ASH
 

PORTRAITS

Mosaic Portraits

We offer a completely hand-made realistic portrait in a black, white, and grey palette, made out of the ashes of your beloved. Over a lengthy period of experimentation, Heide Hatry has developed a process, in which the loose ash particles are affixed to a substrate upon which they rest gently, until, through several applications a rich and textured likeness is achieved. Her portraits convey an intensely personal, beautiful, and eloquent sensation, akin in their materiality to Buddhist sand paintings, the often memorializing work of the artist Anselm Kiefer, or the sfumato technique of Gerhard Richter's photo paintings of the 1960s.


John Bernard Boxer


Roberto Guerra


Marie Smith


David A. Petracca


Germaine A.A. Charbonneau


Joseph Petracca


Evelyn Marranca


Paul Schmid


Pearl Rosenberg


James Otis Purdy


Holly Barnes


Lena Sereda

The portraits are presented in deep wooden shadow-boxes (5 x 7 x 2 – 11 x 14 x 3 inches, which can be equipped to contain the remainder of the ashes if so desired), and require 1.5-3 ounces of ashes, and a portrait photograph.


Cinerary Photo Portraits

We offer a second more modestly priced option of a hand-made realistic portrait in a black, white, and grey palette, made out of the ashes of your beloved. Heide Hatry has developed a process, in which the ink of a photograph is transferred directly upon a pure and slightly uneven surface of ashes or an emulsion of ashes.


Joyce Baker

The portraits are presented in deep wooden shadow-boxes (5 x 7 x 2 – 11 x 14 x 3 inches, which can be equipped to contain the remainder of the ashes if so desired) and require 3-6 ounces of ashes, and a portrait photograph.