At first glance a Portrait urn looks like an ordinary urn with a strong indentation, but if you look deeper into the shadow of the urn you’ll see the silhouette of a face; the trusted face of a loved one.
The Portrait urn is round and follows a facial profile from the crest, through the nose, down to the neck.
A regular urn can be a cold object that’s hidden away on top of a cupboard. A Portrait urn, on the other hand, is a familiar face that deserves a warm place in your home.
The urn really comes to life when you shine a light on it, or when sunlight hits the urn directly.
“The shadow of the urn reveals the facial profile of the face of a loved one. This way, the loved one will always be amid their relatives.”
A Portrait urn is handmade and painted by hand. It can be made in 3 sizes: large (27,5 cm / 11 inch), middle-sized (17,5 cm / 7 inch) and small (7,5 cm / 3 inch).
The urn is made based on one or multiple pictures of a loved one from a side-perspective and can be made from different materials; Acrylic One, bronze, ceramic, aluminum, concrete and silver.
As an artist you’d like to make a unique and personal statue for everyone, and even more so when it comes to funerary monuments; everyone deserves a unique design.
Personal stories of relatives and loved ones are often the inspiration for a personal monument. Often these are beautiful works in which people can find solace. However, they usually come at a high price, which isn’t accessible for everyone.
“I find this to be unfortunate and unfair, and I thought to myself: if I’m such a creative artist, I’m obligated to create something both unique and affordable.
For me it’s not enough to make a standard urn in different colors and call it a day. This doesn’t do justice to the uniqueness of every person I make an urn for.
I wanted to involve the concept of shadows in my work. Shadows aren’t tangible but are still present, much like a loved one. Another benefit of using shadows is discretion; you decide when you want the shadow to be visible by shining a light on it. Without the shadow, people won’t immediately recognize what the statue portrays and won’t identify it as an urn.”