Artist Adam Brown creates beautiful portraits of the dead that incorporate the ashes of the deceits into the paintings.
Brown is sent the ashes and then mixes them with paints, craft glues and resins as part of the process of incorporating the deceased into the painting. Adam Brown got the idea after watching Ripley's Believe It or Not and Brown has managed to find enough success that he now focuses all his time on his 'Art from Ashes' project.
Though not for everyone, Adam Brown's 'Art from Ashes' is an interesting alternative to keeping an urn on your mantle. Brown believes that his portraits of the dead are a "good way of remembering that someone lived" as opposed to remembering someone died.