Ashes To Art: A Unique Way To Remember A Lost Loved One

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - A trip to Florence’s First Friday led to a chance meeting for our Shoals reporter, Melissa Payne.  She met Sergio Portillo, a local artist with a very special body of work.

He pays his respects with paint, brush and cremains.

In our research we found there’s a growing cottage industry for remembrances.  They include using cremains in jewelry, pottery, and even sending them into space.

Watch 'Ashes to Art' Monday, February 11 on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 p.m.

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