Willow Tree is an intimate line of figurative sculpture that speaks in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Expressions are revealed through gestures only…a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. Simplicity of form and the absence of facial features signify Willow Tree. Susan Lordi hand carves each original figure before they are carefully reproduced in hand decorated resin to capture her original style and sculpting technique. Susan tries to keep the interpretation of Willow Tree open, hoping to make it more personal, and allowing the individual to decide its meaning.
The original inspiration for Willow Tree still holds true today: Willow Tree is an intimate, personal line of figurative sculptures representing qualities and sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds, or treasure relationships to living things. Artist Susan Lordi hand-carves each original piece with this thought in mind. Her figures continue to evolve as she identifies emotions so important for us to convey, and renders them in simple, pure gestures. These art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope...all the emotions of a life well lived.