“I remember when my husband and daughter or son played, laughed and tumbled together on the rug... or when all the grandkids piled onto my dad’s back for horse rides... those moments of spontaneous play, of cuddling, tickling, being present together, became the foundation for their close relationships throughout the years. Children and adults form bonds through creative play that involve laughter, imagination, physical climbing, and tumbling... When making this sculpt, I wanted the adult figure to convey a sense of protection—a safe space—in which a child learns unconditional love.”
A gift to celebrate the loving relationships that develop between parent and child, grandparent and child.
4"h hand-painted resin figure
The seated male figure in a cream shirt and blue jeans, holding a young child in his arms; child in a cream onesie
Packaging box includes enclosure card for gift-giving
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.