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Sanctuary for The Christmas Story

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Sanctuary for The Christmas Story

$166.75

About this Piece

The Sanctuary soars to 24" tall, creating a majestic presence for the two-figure set of The Christmas Story. The design of the Sanctuary is based on historical architecture. Its gothic arches symbolize protective havens in which people throughout the ages have gathered to seek inspiration and hope. The two sides and center panel form a ‘triptych’ — traditionally, a work of art in three panels. The pieces are constructed of wood, hand-painted and sanded for a distinctive finish. Rusted nail holes provide a decorative linear element, and are metaphors foretelling the crucifixion. The base is large enough to accommodate Gentle Animals of the Stable, forming a complete display.

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Product Details

  • 24”h x22"w x 11"d. Constructed of wood and painted by hand. 4-piece assembly; folds flat for storage
  • Antiqued green wood backdrop and base. Arch-shaped back and side panels, with vertical rusted nail marks. Size and scale complements The Christmas Story figures and Gentle Animals of the Stable
  • Packaged in protective Willow Tree box
  • Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents
  • The Christmas Story is the largest-scale nativity created by Susan Lordi. The two-piece set of Mary and Joseph fit with Gentle Animals of the Stable on the wood base of the 24”h Sanctuary backdrop. Pierced metal Tree Sihouettes add color and textur e.

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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