Bringing a triumphant spirit, inspiration and courage
“I sculpted the first Angel of Courage in 2001 to celebrate the triumphant spirit, inspiration and courage we call upon to face challenges in our lives — whether they be our health or the well-being of our loved ones.  In response to an overwhelming request for this sentiment, I re-sculpted Courage in 2006. I hope this figure can be a reminder of people in our lives who inspire us with their strength and courage every day.” —Susan Lordi
A gift to comfort and encourage courage, hope and healing.
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  • 6”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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  • Grawn MI

    Posted by Sonja LeVan on Apr 20th 2017

    My family has been destroyed by cancer. My mother, Dad, brother and sister have all died from cancer and another sister survived Myself have survived 4 bouts of cancer and I am looking for a piece that would express our battle and survival with cancer!

  • Minnesota

    Posted by Meghan on Apr 14th 2017

    This statue and I have been through more than I believed at first. My godmother bought it for me my senior year of high school. She said the arms raised high above the angel's head reminded her of me, always ready to take the next step and doing it with everything I have until it's time to move on. I placed it on my mirror, a little piece of her with me. When I packed to go 500 miles away from the place I called home, practically splitting the difference from "home" to my godmother, my Willow Tree came with me. I placed it in my small dorm room where I saw it right when I got up, to remind me everything I do is one step closer to where I want to be, and that I had to give it all I had. Fast forward one semester, two roommate issues, and finals week. I relied on that statue more and more. Late one night my roommate was banging around and slammed the dresser draw too hard on our unit, and crashing down goes my willow tree. I got out of bed to asses the damage to find it shattered as well as every ounce of courage and inspiration left in me. I texted my mom in tears, hoping if I brought it home she could glue it back together, save it, somehow. Fast forward once again to shortly into the second semester. Midterms had just passed and my mom says to check the mail soon, my Willow Tree would be coming shortly. I got the package, shortly after feeling like I failed a test, and found the statue, new. The small act completed by my mom to instead of piecing it back together, could tell how broken I was about it, renewed my Courage in myself, my look on the future, and my hope for my career. This little statue has made me feel closer to the godmother I see every almost every two years, brought faith in my future, courage in each step I take, and reminds me that anything is possible. I never expected that in the beginning, but am glad for it now.

  • Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Posted by Michele on Aug 12th 2015

    I just received this beautiful figurine recently as a gift from my mom, my best friend. She purchased it for me for my 51rst birthday but more importantly, bought it because i just celebrated a year of wonderful sobriety. She knows what struggles i have had to overcome in a short period of time BUT she also,(Well, my whole family and dear friends who i am blessed to have in my life), knows what Great joys this gift of sobriety has brought to me and my 15yr. old twins. I am so very grateful for every day, and your beautiful piece has more meaning to me than you will ever know and could not be more perfect! Thank you very much for sharing Your special gift to others; it is a treasure. With sincere gratitude, Michele

  • Ontario

    Posted by Ellen Lambert on Apr 17th 2015

    Today I'm celebrating my fifth year sober. To commemorate the occasion, my sister Stacey sent me this beautiful sculpture. Has it been hard to battle alcoholism? Yes. And, no. Throughout the past five years I feel like I've had a guardian angel flying right beside me the whole time, whispering in my ear, "you've got this. Courage!" Today, when I opened the Willow Tree box and retrieved the angel, I thought, "Well, there you are!" Thank you, Susan for crafting such a stunning piece. I will cherish it always and it will be a daily reminder of the strength within me -- and beside me.

  • Saginaw Michigan

    Posted by Trudy Blessing on Apr 14th 2014

    I was put in the hospital for 8 days. The first 3 days they could not figure out what was wrong. But I continued to lose strength and muscle coordination I couldn't even write. I got to a point that the muscles in my throat and autonomic system (heart) weren't acting normal. I was treated for Guillian Barre over the course of three days I just continued to get better. That was in 2010 and my life is pretty much back to normal. I ran across this angel today that was given to me by my brother in laws mother. It just gave me courage to continue the fight no matter what residual effects it has.

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