In my opinion, a burial monument of wood gives much more warmth, is more fitting than a stone column or tombstone. A wooden statue will change over time, becoming grayer. Because the test of time may be visible, certainly on a grave. So as far as I am concerned, no lacquered sculpture that needs to be sanded and varnished annually. I made this grave statue from yew. After a conversation with the next of kin about the deceased, I indicated what kind of image I thought I would make. That was well received by them. During the making of the image I kept them informed through photos, and gave them the opportunity to think along. The result is an abstract image, which for me and the family does have the open look that the deceased also had. The family took care of placement on the grave.