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Imagine you're at the beach. Among all the stones that pass within your sight for some magical reason, your eye has singled out one special stone. As you hold it you begin to take in its features: it's shape, colour, weight, smoothness. You wonder about its age, what's inside it, who else touched it, and from whence it came. As you fantasize many possible answers, an irresistible urge to own it comes over you. You take it home and add it to the rest of your family of memorabilia.

The idea of adding an element of visual pleasure and sentiment to a found stone inspired Gordon Thorne,"

In addition to its typical features we might ask if there are ways to make a stone more interesting. The idea of adding an element of visual pleasure and sentiment to a found stone inspired Gordon Thorne, a fine artist from Niagara, Canada, to develop his "memory stones". Sometimes a beach stone or a flat piece of limestone offers a dramatic backdrop on which to mount one's favourite image. Thorne keeps a tight lip on how he pulls off the process, but all of these pieces get the loving attention of hand lettering and pictorial details that enhance each creation. Custom features identify these stones as one-of-a-kind works of art. Each piece not only has the potential to be appreciated for its natural attributes but also as a lasting personal memorial, a corporate presentation or whatever pleases your present moment.©

Memory Stones

Date

August 15, 2014

Author

James Kershaw

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Jim Kershaw says

December 18, 2016

I helped Gord collect some beach stones last year and now whe's living near the water in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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