Willow Tree – Always Figurine
Sentiment: I feel the strength of your love
Colour(s): Wooden and stone appearance
Measurement(s): Height 15 cm
Artist: Susan Lordi
“This piece is about the strength and permanence of love. The figure’s gesture proclaims, in an outward way, the happiness of being loved… and that love endures – it has, and always will be there.
“The etched rock echoes this idea of permanence and strength. Petroglyphs (etchings in stone) were ancient history’s graffiti – a way of mark-making that expressed feelings in a visual way. We value petroglyphs because they have endured for thousands of years. We treasure that which survives the test of time.
“So the whole piece communicates a love that is strong, sure and lasting.” (Susan Lordi)
Willow Tree® is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her studio in Kansas City Missouri. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and individually painted by hand. Expression is revealed through gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. The simplicity of form and absence of facial features signify Willow Tree. It is Susan’s hope that these pieces be meaningful to both giver and receiver.