At Crescent, our mission is to help each and every family find peace and celebrate a life well lived. We do this by manufacturing and then providing high quality products and services through your local Funeral Home. Funeral homes across the USA and world depend on Crescent to help families celebrate and honor the life lived by their loved ones.
Master sculptor and mold maker Randy Koufalis, has over 25 years experience in sculpting and design. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia where he continues to reside. Randy blends old motifs and traditions with his own unique style to create both functional and decorative works of art and inspiration. He laboriously builds every mold that is used to reproduce all of our original pieces. These urns are a stunning celebration of artistry and imagination, captured in stone, timeless for all to enjoy. The concept and design process of each piece begins long before any actual sculpting takes place. Most of the designs come from the interpretation of architectural elements found in our environment. Hours of research, both technical and historical, go into every piece designed. Initial concept sketches are compiled and modified and prototypes are completed. Using these rough 3-D models as references, the creative process of turning our models into finished sculptures begins. The products are completely hand made and hand painted by a very talented team of artisans. Each piece is made of actual re-constituted stone, taking great pride in making sure the quality of the products is unsurpassed.
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Mark Keathley is one of the brightest stars on the art world's horizon and deservedly so. Having released dozens of images in the last few years that are now completely sold out, it is safe to say that he has established himself not only in the United States but also abroad. A man whose passion is art, his family and his faith, those who meet him are often surprised how humble and grounded he is. They also are quick to find out that he has a keen sense of humor and a laugh that lightens the room.
Everywhere he has gone, he has found great acceptance for his work, and his paintings hang in many homes around the world. His favorite collectors are those who see his work, and want to take it home because it causes them to be still and rest. “We are too busy these days,” he says, speaking about our need to slow down, sit a while, and think about life. Our kids are growing up alone, our schedules are jammed full, and there is no time to contemplate what life should be about. “I want my paintings to inspire people to be still, to listen to that quiet voice, and then rise up assured that they are a part of something bigger than their schedule.” Mark’s paintings do just that. He is able to capture that perfect moment that you might experience on a hike through the mountains when a majestic elk might come out for an unforgettable experience; or even immortalize on canvas a moment in time when the light, the water, and the gentle involvement of a man and his horse all come together in a masterful composition. Mark uses his gifts blending bold strokes, amazing color, soul stirring light, and even some fine detail to bring your focus to the "point" of the painting -- allowing you to experience the emotion of the moment. This is where he wants you to stay - not admiring his ability, but rather inspired to live.
Crescent Fine Stationery products have been a huge success because both our customers and the families they serve, love them. This special selection of Crescent Fine Stationery emerged from the original paintings of world-class artists like Mark Keathley and are elegantly designed with rich full color pages throughout.
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