Stone Memorial Bench

There’s much to be considered in the process of producing of a stone memorial. Even something as simple as a bench requires discussion about setting, size, shape, materials, and the wording, layout and carving of a dedication. Often there are many family members and friends involved in the choices to be made. My task as a memorial designer/builder/installer is to gather individually held emotions and transform them into a collective expression. Hopefully, everyone will recognize something of their personal feelings reflected in the finished work.

The remains of five loved-ones are interred in a family plot at Bunker Hill, a small woodland cemetery tucked into the hills of central Vermont. They’re remembered with a stone raised up on two legs to a seating height. Their inscribed names fringe the irregularly shaped slab.

My thanks to Dennis Tier, sign-maker, for his fine work with the inscriptions, and to H & K for the opportunity.