Close up of stone sculpture


The designs on this style of monument carving are hand chiseled by a stone sculptor.

Flat Carving monument close-up

Flat Carving

This is the most basic type of carving.  It is a line drawing that is sandblast carved into the monument.

Shaped carving

Shaped Carving

This type of carving is done by sandblasting with a small hand held tool to enable the memorial artist to three dimensionally shape the design.

Etching monument close-up


A diamond tipped hand etching tool or a computer driven laser is used to engrave the image onto the monument.