Willow Tree- Close To Me
Apart or together, always close to me
It is a personal message to my daughter, that regardless of whether weâre apart or together, sheâs always close to me.The sentiment applies to any ageâ¦ a child going away to camp, a teenager leaving for collegeâ¦ the message is the same. The intertwined images carved on the figuresâ dresses visually echo this sentiment. I understand this piece from both sides â having been a daughter, and having gone through the experience of raising a daughter to adulthood. I hope both mothers and daughters will connect to the emotions of this piece.âÂ
About Willow Tree
Willow Tree sculptural art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hopeâ¦ all the emotions of a life well lived. 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 onlyâ¦ 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 Susanâs hope that these pieces be meaningful to both giver and receiver.