This episode is an interview with Jon Flannagan, a unique artist who resides in the quiet beach town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. What makes him unique is that he uses cremains (ashes the result from cremation) to create amazing artwork like the Native American below.
This is the painting Jon and I were talking about that took him twenty-four hours to paint. The cremains came from his girlfriend’s beloved Golden Retriever who is represented in the charm around his neck. He also uses human cremains and he’s willing to paint without cremains.
The benefit of a painting is that it’s as unique as the person or pet who contributed the cremains, unlike a box or an urn. It’s also not going to get lost or be stolen like jewelry can be and it isn’t fragile like glass. Jon is creating heirlooms that can be passed down from one generation to the next.
Click here to check out From Ashes to Brush, his paintings really are incredible. My favorite is the one of Edgar Allen Poe with a bright red cardinal on his shoulder. What’s your favorite? Tell me in the comment section below.