Around You

...just the nearness of you
SKU:
27182
$50.00
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“I wanted to sculpt a young couple, finding romantic love – the butterflies and uncertainty, the chemistry and electricity – discovered when you’re in each other’s presence. I wanted the piece to be tender and intimate, elegant and quiet… Since the pose is derived from dance, I also wanted it to appear to have movement as you look at different angles.My challenge was to carve completely in the round, so that from every view, you have a different understanding… you see variations. There’s no correct way to position the piece.There are three touch points – their fingers on both hands, and the tops of their heads. I like this bit of connection… the tingly excitement and shared energy that comes from moments together with a new love.” —Susan Lordi
A wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift that expresses love and caring.
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Details
6.5”h hand-painted resin figure Packaging box includes enclosure card for gift-giving Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.
Description
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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  • Twentynine Palms Ca

    Posted by Missy on Apr 20th 2017

    My husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. The piece, Around You, is the one he surprised me with as a gift. Though it speaks of "young love", it tells our own story perfectly. Though together for literally decades, our love has not diminished in the least. It has grown deeper. We are united in thought and in heart.

  • Wiltshire uk

    Posted by Lesley Latimer on Apr 6th 2016

    My neice had a baby girl who she gave up for adoption. It is an open adoption but I have only seen her at birth (helped with her first bath) and various times in the hospital until we attended a very moving ceremony to give the baby to her adoptive parents and again about 9 months later at an "it takes a village to raise a child" party and again at my niece's wedding where they danced together! My neice has gone on to have two beautiful boys. Starting at age 1 I have sent my great neice a willow tree ornament for her birthday. I hope she loves them as much as I love picking them out for her. I think I will get the new "Patience" once for this year!

  • Berwickshire

    Posted by Audrey on Apr 8th 2014

    My husband and I have been married for 34 yrs. One day my daughter told us to turn the radio on . It was Melody Gardot singing "Our love is easy". I said "We need to dance to this." My husband came up to me with his hands up palms facing mine and I put mine up to match his but we werent touching. That is how we danced that song! The electricity running from our hands to each other was unbelievable. It was one of those cherished unforgettable unduplicatable moments! A week later we went to Banff. We were in the Christmas store and my husband called me over and said "look at this." it was the Around You piece with the man and woman's palms together. It was calling our name! It sits on our mantle. Every time I look at it it takes me back to that special, intense, beautiful interlude in our lives! Thanks so much.

  • Indian Head Park IL

    Posted by DEBBIE on Aug 13th 2013

    I RECENTLY PURCHASED ANNIVERSARY, BECAUSE MY PARENTS ARE CELEBRATING THEIR 60,SO I GOT IT FOR THEM. I PURCHASED KEEPSAKE,ABUNDANCE, AND PROMISE FOR MYSELF BECAUSE I RECENTLY LOST SOMEONE I LOVED VERY MUCH AND THEY ALL REMINDED ME OF HIM. HE ALWAYS GAVE ME PINK ROSES, THE KEEPSAKE WITH THE GOLD HEART,BECAUSE HE WILL BE FOREVER IN MY HEART,THE PROMISE TO REMEMBER US TOGETHER. THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUCH UNIQUE SCUPTURES,THAT EACH PERSON CAN SEE THEIR OWN STORIES IN THEM.PLEASE KEEP MAKING MORE SO I CAN ADD TO THE 7 I ALREADY HAVE. THE OTHERS WERE ALL GIFTS TO ME.

  • Wesley Iowa

    Posted by Jenn on Aug 12th 2013

    I saw this in a shop a few days ago and I just had to have it. On the 26th of July my boyfriend, someone I honestly believed was my forever, passed away from terminal leukemia. It's shattered me and although I'm young, seventeen, I know he's changed me. And the loss of him is tearing me apart. When I saw 'Around You', it brought me to tears, right there in the middle of the shop. I was crying because it so clearly captured us. The clasped hands, touching foreheads, it was so us. I now wake up to seeing this and I smile, usually with tears in my eyes, but it is a smile. And a smile is better than a frown. I had a dream of the two of us together, as did he, and now we are, just not in the way either of us expected.

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