Artist proposes to use dead fathers ashes to create a painting
Added: (Fri Aug 24 2001)
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Artist Kane Cunningham as agreed with his father Thomas Cunningham to create painting using his ashes when he dies.Kane Cunningham"the idea was discussed when we touched upon the subject thinking about the evitable.I said it half jokingly, however my dad thought it was great idea.However i hope the work is not created for least least 30 years".Thomas Cunningham is now 64.Kane Cunningham " The more i think about the idea the more i find it a fitting tribute to my dad, it,s just a pity he will never see the outcome,however future generations will.I expect this work to be my own greatest achievement as an artist and will perhaps be a portrait that you could actually say looks human"
Reaction to the idea has been mixed, though the majority of people have thought the idea a good one.
Kane Cunningham is the founder member of Pixelism.