Heart of Gold

You will always have my heart
Heart of Gold was inspired by a young cancer patient, Scott Kristopher Innes, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. “Scott's boundless and positive energy reflected on those around him, and as a result, good things continue to radiate from his spirit. His courageous spirit and kind smile showed me how one little heart of gold can continue to bring so much love, joy and comfort to others. It is my hope that this figure expresses the pure and honest affection between a child and those who love and care for him.” –Susan Lordi
A gift to celebrate a sweet boy, graduation, birthday...or to express sympathy, comfort, remembrance and healing.
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  • 5.5”h hand-painted resin figure. Applied gold leaf
  • 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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  • VA

    Posted by Chelsea on Aug 2nd 2017

    My sweet Vincent fought Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) with every heart beat, but after 4 open heart surgeries in his short 10 weeks of life his heart couldn't take it anymore. I have the Heart of Gold figurine in my house as a reminder of his heart of gold and all his strength. I live every day going forward in his honor.

  • West midlands

    Posted by Elizabeth Pierce on Apr 10th 2013

    My son Isaac was born January of 2012. The day after he was born he had to have an echo cardiogram because of a heart murmur. They found a tiny hole between the two atria of his heart. This condition is called Tetrology of Fallot and can become serious later in life. They told us if he did not have heart surgery it would become very difficult for him to do activities by the time he was three and may even result in death. So, we chose to have the open heart surgery when he was only 5 months old. The earlier they can get it done the better. On the day of his surgery our surgeon gave us the figurine of a young boy holding a golden heart. I nearly burst into tears. I held onto it through his 9 hour procedure. It holds such a special meaning for our family. My son is now 15 months old and his surgery was a great success. He will have no limitations and can play like any other child. The figurine now serves as a constant reminder of how special our son is to us and his amazing story of life.

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