|all images copyright and by kindest permission of the artist, m. pratt|
One of the sincerest functions of art is its service to memory, both as an aid and a tribute. California artist Mandi Pratt uses her skills in photography and printmaking to this end through her studio, Greyboy Pet Prints. Would you like a photography session? She'll ask you for your pet's story, learn about his or her personality, and make a comfortable, natural experience so your pet's true self can shine.
Perhaps you'd rather have an artistic etching created from a photo you love; perhaps your pet is now with you only in memory. The lovely thing about an etching is how it can bring a particular tactile quality to what you remember. And if you wish, Pratt can include a very small bit of your pet's ashes into the etching ink.
She kindly shared a couple of photos that illustrate the etching process: wiping down an etched plate...
...and pulling a print from an inked plate.