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something special, figure by Susan Lordi | Willow Tree

something special

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  • Front view of boy with brown hair sitting on a stump while holding a small potted plant to his chest
  • Right side view of boy with brown hair sitting on a stump while holding a small potted plant to his chest
  • Left side view of boy with brown hair sitting on a stump while holding a small potted plant to his chest
  • Back view of boy with brown hair sitting on a stump while holding a small potted plant to his chest
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something special

You make the world a better place
$37.00

A gift to express appreciation and thankfulness for teachers, volunteers, donors, caregivers, friends… or for those who love plants and flowers!

About this Piece

“The gesture of something special is one of protection and caring for something precious... our children, our earth, our natural resources. I see it as a hopeful piece about possibilities… about every child, doing his or her share.The rock is etched with words and images. The puzzle pieces allude to how we are all inextricably linked together… they’re also symbols of children with autism. 'special' can mean many things—the special responsibility to care for our planet—and to nurture ALL our children to care for their future. 'something' can be interpreted on many levels. The little sprout is an unknown. What’s it going to become? And the boy is a sprout too… what’s he going to become? He could represent hope for the future… This piece could be a symbol of newness and beginnings. Also...For many years we’ve wanted to experiment with environmentally friendly packaging that wouldn’t increase breakage. We’re excited to try it with the packaging of something special. The inner shell is made from biodegradable paper pulp, so now both shell and box can be easily recycled.” —Susan Lordi

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Product Details

  • 5.5”h hand-painted resin figure
  • Figure of small boy in cream shirt and blue jeans holding a small green plant in terracotta pot, kneeling on tall red rock, etched with words and imagery of earth, nature and puzzle pieces
  • Packaging box includes enclosure card for gift-giving
  • Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents

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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