Sisters by Heart

Celebrating a treasured friendship of sharing and understanding
“I’m very close to my sisters, and the friendship and support of other women has always enriched my life. I also realize that there are friends or other relatives that may not be blood sisters, but share this same type of closeness.” —Susan Lordi
A gift to celebrate supportive friendships among women—best friends, sisters, co-workers, neighbors.
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  • Two 4.5”h hand-painted resin figures. Hands of one figure fit into hands of other 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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  • Flora, Il.

    Posted by Robin Aguirre on Aug 4th 2016

    Dear WT, My best friend, Diane, who is also my "Sisters at Heart" and whom I call Sis, gave me Sisters at Heart and Happiness for my 60th birthday :) and to cheer me up. When she asked me to be her sister, I was thrilled! And when I accepted, she was happy too. :) I'm an only child and she has no sisters - but now we are sisters!!! These sculptures are a sign of her love for me, to remind me I'm loved and to be happy. Diane has helped me through a very rough year in which I've suffered injuries (broken arm twice; broken leg); my husband suffered life threatening knee injury (he's better now, Thank God). I also lost my Mom in April and Diane was there for me during that sad time. She's truly been a sister of the heart! And I thank God for her every day! She is so very special to me and I'm so grateful God brought her back into my life. :) I've always admired these sculptures and now they remind me I'm so lucky to have a sister and friend in Diane. God bless you all....

  • St Charles County, MO

    Posted by Ailsa on Aug 1st 2016

    My best friend and I celebrated our 60th birthdays in May, eight days apart. We were born in the same place and our mother's knew each other. Neither of us can remember meeting, because we have always known each other, and been friends. We have grown up together and been through good times and bad, always having each other to rely on, we've never fallen out either!. We feel our long friendship is so special. It was with much laughter and tears when we gave each other this year's birthday gift (we always open them together on the middle day between our birthdays). We gave each other the exact same gift, Willow Tree Sisters by Heart ! Well far from a disappointment we agreed it made it even more special. So thank you for helping us celebrate an amazing friendship.

  • Betty

    Posted by becky on Apr 29th 2013

    My dad was diagnosed last August 2012 with cancer. I was terrified. I have no sisters, just a brother. A lady I work with that has been there for me in my difficult time gave me the "Friendship" piece. Over the past 8 months we have become close. I set the piece in my China cabinet so I have to look at it every morning to remind me of the truly good nature that exists in peoples' hearts. When a complete stranger can walk into your life and make a bad situation not look so drear, then you know that there is good still in the world. You just have to open your heart and let it in. I plan on buying a special piece to give to her for her birthday. I never expected to find a person that I would consider being my best friend, but I found a person I would also consider to be my sister. Thank you for just being who you are and being there in my difficult time of need.

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