Art and Ashes 101
Art in Ashes in the News
A New Trend
Art and Memorialization
Studying Oil Painting
New Memorial Traditions
The Art of Death Asian Style
Making Diamonds from Ashes
Modern Art and Funerals
The Cremation Process
Art in Ashes
Cremation Ashes & Oil for Paintings is the New Trend
Art in Ashes is a brand new memorial concept that turns precious family memories directly into beautiful family heirloom. You are welcome to browse through our ever-growing selection of information about this new trend. Once you have placed your order and sent to us about a teaspoon of your loved-one’s ashes, an Art in Ashes artist will add the final, most important, touch to your piece and create a celebration of life about your loved one.
For all Art in Ashes paintings, our exclusive Art in Ashes painter will mix the ashes into paint and add one last, all-important, accent to the painting you have selected. Each of the Art in Ashes paintings you see below are the originals of our German born painter whose work is exclusive to Art in Ashes. Our artist works prolifically from her waterfront studio in beautiful Corpus Christi, Texas creating new, modern art pieces nearly every week. Her works are generally abstract art designed to convey emotions as opposed to precise visual representations, and that quality is what makes them perfect for Art in Ashes. The Art in Ashes painter's blend of an active lifestyle, world travels, and happy, healthy spirit give her plenty of fuel to continuously produce paintings that reflect a wide variety of feelings and personalities. The collection of her work featured on this page changes frequently and is varied enough that it is almost certain to always have something suitable for your loved one’s memory.
Art in Ashes is not, by any means, limited to keepsake urns and paintings. Just about any work of art -- from jewelry to statues -- can be configured to include cremation ashes, and such a change can add an immense amount of meaning to a work. Bronze statues and clay pottery can make excellent cremation urns, for example. And fine jewelry can feature a hollow compartment in which a teaspoon or so of a loved-one's ashes can remain intact forever. All of these products are pieces of fine art in their own right, but they can also be amazing memorial products.
The growth of memorial product sales on the Internet in recent years has helped painters and other artists bring their work to market in an amazing variety of memorial items. Today it is possible to find an urn, or even a headstone or casket, to fit just about every taste and personality, and Art in Ashes is among the newest of the new products. Art in Ashes is an exciting new idea in memorials because it can turn a beautiful conversation piece into, perhaps, the most important item in your home.
Since the inception of the Art in Ashes in early 2007, the idea has gained national attention and certainly seems to be generating intrigue. In October 2007, Newsweek Magazine included Art in Ashes in an article titled “Thinking Outside the Urn” that summarized the more popular and interesting new memorial ideas on the market today. Art in Ashes was mentioned alongside a number of intriguing new products and services such as diamonds made from cremation ashes and ashes that are laid to rest at sea in biodegradable urns anchored to coral reefs that family members can visit on diving trips.
Art in Ashes also was featured at a history museum in Northern California. The museum highlighted the many traditions, both past and present, that societies across the world have followed when honoring their dead. An Art in Ashes painting was one of the main features in the section of the exhibit devoted to trends currently emerging. The exhibit ran for more than four months and was seen by about 2,000 visitors to the museum.