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Luminary of LoveVigil$38.00Description
"I wanted this figure to be a strong message of hopefulness and healing. The gradations of gold and white suggest a glow from within.
"Vigil can be seen as a welcoming piece as well as a bereavement piece; a healing piece, a serene piece, a piece of comfort and mindfulness."
A tapestry of memories...beautifully woven, deeply lovedTapestry$27.00Description
"This piece is very much about healing. Her gesture is protective. While carving the relief pattern on her dress, I just kept carving... I wanted to push the message further, so I kept going, surrounding her with nature and everyday objects—metaphorical of a life well lived. The carved icons reflect our connections to those we love. Our story is one we share with others, all woven together, as in a tapestry. When we lose someone special, our shared experiences and memories become all the more precious to us."
Memories... hold each one safely in your heartRemembrance$20.00Description
“This piece is all about memories – how warm, comforting memories help us to heal when we’re missing someone. If you look closely at the carved icons on her dress, each recalls a memory by appealing to our senses…touch, scent, taste, sound, sight. We keep these personal memories safe within us, connecting us to those we love.”
Love, everlasting and trueLove$33.00Description
“The posture and profile of this piece is somewhat iconic. It speaks about a love so strong that it continues on beyond a lifetime. The words ‘everlasting and true’ express the idea that love can go beyond death. The rose stem gradually blends into her body, so there's no separation between the object that she’s holding and her body. I wanted the whole figure to be a symbol of love, not just the rose.”
Hero, we honor thee, keeping safe your memoryHero$33.00Description
“I carved this memorial in dedication to those who have suffered a loss in the service of others. I want to quietly honor the courage of the hero who has died, and the everyday courage of the hero who is left. This patriot’s grief is to be honored as well. There are other figures in the marketplace about patriotism and honor, but I wanted to create one that acknowledged personal loss. Hero is a melancholy piece. I see it as very much a memorial. On a very personal level, keeping safe your memory is an intimate promise made to one who is gone ... I hope the gesture of her embrace reflects some of these ideas.”
Always, I will remember...Remember$20.00Description
“Her gesture could be a reference to memory of an event; a friend or loved one; or a significant point in a relationship. It can be a ‘miss-you’ piece — a symbol for when someone is absent, or given as a gift when you want someone to remember you. It can be a reminder of someone who is not with you, but still very present. This is a very personal piece in that it could represent an emotional time that is known or shared by just the giver and the receiver.”
Holding thoughts of you closelyForget-me-not$23.00Description
“Forget-me-not is a thinking of you piece, with a universal message. She represents timeless friendship and love that spans any distance. She’s also another flower to add to the garden of colorful figures that include Sunshine, Beautiful Wishes, Surrounded by Love, Bloom and Happiness.”
For those who give comfort with caring and tendernessAngel of Healing$20.00Description
“This was the first piece that I sculpted in the summer of 1999. It came about intuitively, and so it was natural that the result ended up being very open to interpretation. The bird can be protection, comfort or healing. When I created it, I was thinking about the idea of fragility and how we sometimes need to heal our inside — our soul. A bird is so fragile and vulnerable … a metaphor for our inner feelings. This piece helped define Willow Tree.”
May your memories bring you peace
This iconic figure of peace and serenity is a tangible reminder of healing, comfort, hopefulness and remembrance in times of sorrow.
Her gesture is one of openness and reflection; the white dove embodies inner beauty and peace."
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Submitted by Robyn Anderson in Trenton, MI, December 2017
My husband bought this beautiful piece for Christmas in memory of my mother: Valeria who died on June 17, 2017 at the age of 90. My mother was deaf and had a lot of obstacles to overcome with her lack of communication with the "hearing world." I miss her so much, and now I have a beautiful piece to look at when I am thinking about her. Thanks for this piece.Read More >
- With sympathy
- Interior packaging: recyclable paper pulp.
- May your memories bring you peace