Willow Tree Nativity – Sheltering Animals for The Holy Family
Sentiment: Giving watch, warmth, protection
Colour(s): Wooden appearance
Material(s): Resin (1 goat, 2 sheep, one donkey)
Measurement(s): Tallest Animal 7.5 cm approx
Artist: Susan Lordi
This four-piece set of animals was designed to specifically fit the small, intimate scale of The Holy Family.
“The Sheltering Animals are proportional in scale to The Holy Family… smaller versions of other animals I’ve carved, with a few little tweaks in the details. I like that the gestures of their heads and ears express watchful attentiveness. My favorite is the goat – he shows his personality in his stance!” (Susan Lordi)
ABOUT WILLOW TREE®
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.