Angel's Embrace

Hold close that which we hold dear
“This piece can be about the feeling you get from holding a child, or the child can represent something you want to protect ... a person, a memory, a relationship, a dream, a belief. Thus, the sentiment ‘hold close that which we hold dear’ can refer to someone or something tangible — or intangible and ethereal.”—Susan Lordi
Celebrates the birth of a baby or commemorates spiritual milestones such as baptism, first communion, confirmation. Can express comfort and healing.
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  • 5”h hand-painted resin figure with wire wings
  • Packaging box includes enclosure card for gift-giving
  • Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.
Our Story
Willow Tree sculptural art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope… 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 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.
The Artist

Susan Lordi

Susan Lordi has a keen observation of the human form. Inspired by dance, art history, nature, and personal experiences with family and friends, Susan uses figurative sculpture to reflect our relationship with people and the world around us. In additi on to working in sculpture, Susan has spent years making art with cloth. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design and her fiber art has been exhibited internationally. A monograph of her art textiles has been published in the Portfolio Colle ctionby Telos Art Publishing and she is featured in the book Art Textiles of the World: USA.

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  • Indiana

    Posted by Clair on Apr 30th 2017

    My daughter and her husband were devastated recently when, after several years of trying, she experienced an ectopic pregnancy. Shortly after, I'd gone to a Hallmark store to buy a birthday card for their soon-to-be 4 year old.and, by chance, walked past the display of Willow Tree figurines. Angel's Embrace immediately caught my eye. As a mom, it hurts when you can't help your children when they are hurting, but this figurine is a comforting reminder for them that their little one is in loving hands.

  • Massachusetts

    Posted by miriam colclough on Aug 10th 2015

    I have picked both pieces for my beautiful niece Emily, my sister's daughter. They live in Jordan and I only get to see her once or twice a year. She is such a beautiful little girl who has so much love in her heart. She recently called me Momma Mimi and that meant so much to me. She is my special angel and I want her to have her Guardian Angel beside her bed so she will know that I am with her every day

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