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Starry Night Nativity, sculpted by Susan Lordi | Willow Tree

Starry Night Nativity

...and heaven and nature sing
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Starry Night Nativity

...and heaven and nature sing
$195.50

About this Piece

"Starry Night Nativity challenged me to tell a story and engage the viewer in a small space. All the figures are carved in bas relief within an 8" box that opens up as a triptych and reveals a starry night encircling an intimate scene. My use of deep gradated blues and sparkly gold is a jewel-like reference to historical objects of art... I embellished the surfaces with gold dots —symbolizing light, or energy, hope inner strength... Gold connotes preciousness and enduring value, and I wanted this to be a special piece, that would be kept for a long time, or possibly handed down within families. The outside doors reflect nature and the cycles of life—regeneration, renewal, rebirth. These themes influence everything I make." –Susan Lordi

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Product Details

  • 8.5”h x 8”w x 2”d resin box triptych with hinged 1/4”d doors that open to 16”w. Applied gold leaf. 5.5 lbs. Can be hung on wall with two keyhole hangers or free standing
  • Exterior of cream box is decorated with gold carvings and blue etchings. Inside, bas-relief carving of scenes from the Nativity, decorated with blue ombré and gold-leaf dots; shepherd playing instrument carved on inside left door; offering of Magi represented with gold icons on inside right door
  • Custom-designed, protective Signature Collection 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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