When Washoe, our beloved friend and family member, passed away we began looking for a way to honor her memory. Washoe was the first chimpanzee to learn a human language (American Sign) and pass it on to her adopted son. Her accomplishments over the last four decades have helped humans better understand their responsibilities to our fellow animals. Because of her outstanding and unique qualities, we were delighted to learn about the one-of-a-kind remembrances that Art From Ashes creates. The pieces that Art From Ashes created of Washoe are all beautiful. Our Board members were touched and surprised when each was presented with an exquisite piece of art memorializing Washoe. The work of Robert Burch will be treasured by all of us.
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Small enough to slip in your pocket or purse, our Phoenix Stone resembles the traditional Comfort/Worry Stones associated with many cultures. When rubbed, these stones may help to ease one's grief and sense of loss, as well as provide comfort and strength. The Phoenix Stone is finished with a light sandblasting technique giving it a sea glass effect. The ash is clearly visible in this translucent stone.