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Close to me, sculpted figure by Susan Lordi | Willow Tree

Close to me

Apart or together, always close to me
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  • Mother faceless figurine hugging faceless daughter figurine - both standing wearing white dresses
  • Back view of brunette girl figurine in white dress hugging shorter girl figurine in the same dress
  • Side view of two brunette girls in white dresses hugging another
  • Two brunette girls in white dress hugging one another facing forward - all white background
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Close to me

Apart or together, always close to me

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About this Piece

“This piece came on strong as my daughter moved to France earlier this year. I will miss her terribly, but at the same time, I am so happy and excited for her. It is a personal message to my daughter, that regardless of whether we’re apart or together, she’s always close to me.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

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Product Details

  • 8”h hand-painted resin figure
  • Figure of standing older woman embracing younger girl, both in cream dresses carved with intertwined vines and leaves
  • Packaging box includes enclosure card for gift-giving
  • Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents

Willow Tree® by Susan Lordi

Susan Lordi's artistic process is rather intuitive; she "sketches" in clay as she conceives, sculpts and carves each piece, always with a focus on gesture that speaks to the universal. By stripping down the essence of emotion to pure form, she opens the interpretation of each piece to the giver and the receiver. This one-of-a-kind approach to product creation makes her pieces truly individual... her hand, and her unique perspective, is evident in each sculpture.

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