Music and movement transform this full-scale, beloved figure. The hand-painted base elevates the figure while it turns beautifully to the classic Debussy's ”Clair de Lune". As it turns, this intimate piece communicates an encircling of love and unconditional support between mother and daughter. "The sentiment applies to any age… a child going away to camp, a teenager leaving for college… the message is the same. The intertwined images carved on the figures’ dresses visually echo this sentiment. I understand this piece from both sides — having been a daughter, and having gone through the experience of raising a daughter to adulthood. I hope both mothers and daughters will connect to the emotions of this piece.” –Susan Lordi
Musicals are sculpture in motion! Favorite pieces turning to classic, familiar melodies are a meaningful gift to commemorate graduation, birthday… the relationship between mother and daughter.
"Apart or together, always close to me"
Turns and plays Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”
Made of Resin, Stainless Steel, Plastic 20cm h
Willow Tree® is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. 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.
“I try to keep the interpretation of Willow Tree open. I hope this makes it more personal, and allows the viewer to decide its meaning…” Susan Lordi