The Willow Tree Story
Willow Tree was introduced in January 2000 with one figurine, 15 angels, and the Nativity. The line has grown to encompass those sentiments that we most want to express, to our friends, to our family, and to our children's teachers.
The figures are columnar in design, like a tree, and often carry natural objects or animals as metaphors for human virtues or qualities…rosemary for remembrance, a bird for healing, flowers for beauty. Willow Tree is an understated line that speaks in a compelling and powerful way.
The sculptures are rendered so as to suggest elegance, simplicity, peace and serenity. Forms reveal their expressions through body gestures only…a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, and a turn of the body. Emotions are left to the viewer to discern, which makes them personal and powerful.
Artist Susan Lordi hand-carves each original Willow Tree piece with this thought in mind. Her figures continue to evolve as she identifies emotions so important for us to convey, and renders them in simple, pure gestures. Susan Lordi's art reflects our relationships with people and the world around us. Her keen observation of the human form is further inspired by ballet, modern dance, nature, and her personal experiences with family and friends. These influences are revealed in her Willow Tree sculptures, from which emotion is communicated through gestures only.
Intimate and personal gifts
These art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope… all the emotions of a life well lived. The original inspiration for Willow Tree still holds true today: Willow Tree is an intimate, personal line of figurative sculptures representing qualities and sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds, or treasure relationships to living things.
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