Take a stroll in any cemetery and you’re bound to find a statue or two. What started out an exploration of atmosphere, light and texture turned into a heartfelt gift to my family.

I’m very fortunate in that there are two very beautiful and distinct cemeteries within easy driving distance of my home in Houston. The first is Houston’s Glenwood Cemetery which is a beautifully maintained cemetery landscaped in a naturalistic style with huge shade trees and curving roads. The second is Galveston’s Old City Cemetery, which is defined by wildflowers and the ever-present evidence of the harsh coastal environment.