Close to Me Musical

Apart or together, always close to me
SKU:
26441
$50.00
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Music and movement transform this full-scale, beloved figure. The hand-painted base elevates the figure while it turns beautifully to the classic Debussy's ”Clair de Lune". As it turns, this intimate piece communicates an encircling of love and unconditional support between mother and daughter. "The sentiment applies to any age… a child going away to camp, a teenager leaving for college… the message is the same. The intertwined images carved on the figures’ dresses visually echo this sentiment. I understand this piece from both sides — 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.” –Susan Lordi
Musicals are sculpture in motion! Favorite pieces turning to classic, familiar melodies are a meaningful gift to commemorate graduation, birthday… the relationship between mother and daughter.
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Details
7.5”h hand-painted resin musical. Rotates and plays Debussy's Clair de Lune” 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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    Posted by Molly on Apr 27th 2015

    For as long as I can remember, my mom has loved Willow Tree pieces. She just retired from her job as a music teacher and she had been feeling pretty low. One day I was wandering around a Hallmark store and saw this piece. It was so absolutely perfect for her! I almost cried as I bought it, just because I knew how special this piece really is. I brought it home to her and she cried, I never imagined her reaction would be to cry! I love my mother so very much, and this beautiful Willow Tree represents how special she is to me.

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