The Art of Darkness

The Gravestone Girls

February 6th, 2009 by Cobwebs

GravestoneOld gravestones are works of art, and if you’re lucky enough to be near an historic graveyard, you can (with permission) make rubbings and even castings of interesting stones.

The Gravestone Girls have taken it to the next level: They offer wall art, jewelry, and magnets made from castings or rubbings of 17th, 18th and 19th century gravestones found in cemeteries throughout the New England region.

They’ve recently begun to offer classes, so if you’re in the New England area you can learn how to non-invasively take castings of your own stones.

If nothing else, go take a look at the site for inspiration of your own. I’d never considered using details of old tombstones as decorative objects, but I absolutely love the result.

Link (via Pumpkinrot)

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