Hold dear the promise of love
“I carved this piece so that it could be viewed ‘in the round’. You get a different understanding depending on how you turn the piece. If you view from the side where you can see the man and woman's arms around each other, it looks like they're kissing. If you turn it and view it from where you can see their faces and clasped hands, it looks like they're dancing—and it's a totally different piece. I like this duality of interpretation.” —Susan Lordi
A wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift that expresses love and caring.
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  • 9”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.
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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  • Missouri

    Posted by Janene on Aug 2nd 2017

    My husband and I loved to go ballroom dancing. He suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. A friend gave me the Promise figurine. It meant so much to me because it looks like they are dancing. I also love the saying that is on the Promise card. We will continue to love each other. This is a real treasure for me as I try to focus on the beautiful memories of our life together. Dancing is one of the great memories.

  • Brooklyn

    Posted by Christopher on Apr 22nd 2017

    When I stumbled across my first Willow Tree sculpture, It knocked me on my heels. I was trying to figure out how to share a feeling that a card or my tongue twisted ways would not suffice. We are blessed without need for more "stuff", so special occasions are spent on travel, handwritten love notes and from me - a Willow Tree. Heather now has over a dozen and people always comment on how much those simple sculptures look like us. I can see God in your work. Thank you. Chris

  • Canada

    Posted by Kasey Goff on Apr 15th 2016

    I purchased Promise as a figurine on my cake table for my wedding, it was the first piece to my collection. I love looking at this piece every day for all the memories it brings. 💗

  • Monroe,Ny

    Posted by Janine on Aug 3rd 2014

    My husband and I have purchased 2 fixer upper homes to use as investment properties for our impending retirement. When I go to work on the houses, we're separated for weeks at a time. Each time my husband joins me, I put on music that speaks to the heart and we dance together. It's a moment of blessing and total contentment to know we have found our forever loves. We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary on August 1st and the next day, my husband had to return to WY while I stayed behind. While out getting more supplies for the house, I came across the "Promise" figurine and got goosebumps up my arms. This figurine captured the very essence of our love for each other and I had to bring it home with me. Thank you for creating such a beautiful reminder that God has blessed us and that marriage can last forever.

  • Syracuse, NY

    Posted by Rose on Apr 5th 2013

    This was bought for me as a Christmas gift, it was my dad who gave me the gift. I didn't think too much about it at the time until I bought a new display cabinet for my lounge and I put the piece of willow inside next to a photograph of my dad, it was then that I said to my husband I would like to start collecting more, and so I started to look into what each of the pieces was telling us. The thing is it was only then I realized what the piece meant that my dad had given me. This just made it even more important has I have since lost my dad to cancer. The thing is I'm not sure if this was some kind of final message, as although I have been with my husband 20 years we are newly weds. The good news is my dad was there with me--it was something we felt we needed to do while my dad was still with us. It makes me feel better to feel I was able to give my dad something he gave me. He gave me the figure and I gave him the true story. My next piece into the cabinet will be father and daughter.

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