“I have two little granddaughters. One minute they’re squabbling over a toy or jostling for attention, and the next minute, they’re hugging and kissing each other. It’s a constant back and forth of friend and foe. I’m watching them forge a relationship that will last all their lives.
“I hope my granddaughters develop the closeness that I’ve always enjoyed with my two sisters. There’s nothing like the love of a sister. It grows out of a shared history of funny, stormy, trying, joyful experiences… creating the foundation on which every strong relationship is built.”
A gift to reflect the friendship between siblings and the loving relationships that develop between parent and children.
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.
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.