Our philosophy is to exchange with one another ideas, intentions, parameters of what to expect and then promote our self and our abilities through visual means. Due to a lack of constancy or familiarity with memorial needs and terms, I find that visual aids become almost a universal language amongst most families. Our philosophy is to understand a family’s ideas and intentions. Produce preliminary sketches which promote our ability to understand or sense their vision of how the finished memorial will appear.
Enter Artist of client….design change…..
My client (interior designer) discusses her dilemma with an associate artist. Artist develops a new conceptual rough pencil draft which both my client and I are thrilled about ….for different reasons.
I’m thrilled at the conceptual simplicity of design and freedom of not having to deal with the traditional memorial design guidelines. Also thrilled about the fabrication of such a piece of work.
Client thrilled at the possibility of something she loves being able to become a reality.
Enter manufacturer& sculptor…
This stage prompts total review by all parties, fine tuning of design elements by me & client relative to my comprehensive knowledge of design, fabrication and finished product appeal.
Full size drawings created by sculptor for customer approval…..with review and revisions expected…03/08/2011
Final approval of all drawings, block of granite in waiting…. ready to go to sculptor…..02/25/2012
Having provided photos of progress, client wishes to visit sculptor and become a part of the process….10/2012
Sculptor advises completion is at hand, manufacturer forwards additional photos for client approval…..02/25/2013
Client questions photos, details of design to which I suggest strongly for them to make one last visit….the sculptor will meet w/them and touch up areas of concern….which was accomplished….03/25/2013
Project was completed, shipped and installed in the cemetery…..04/2013
For three and a half years, I shared together with this family great anticipation, much frustration, patience, a wonderful sense of collaboration amongst creative people and incredible satisfaction.