In France, tombstones feature cameos of the dead. Families are tasked with maintaining the gravesite, but when they are gone, and the dead are forgotten, the tombstones are abandoned. Porcelain, metal, glass—all are subject to the destructive nature of time and the elements. The faces of the dead—the "final portraits"placed upon the stone to elicit memory—begin to fade, crack and crumble so that the dead die again, and in the process of this disintegration, the images become something they were never intended to be: beautiful, ever-changing objets d'art.