Awaiting a miracle
Cherish – Willow Tree figurine Susan Lordi
“I love to hear from people who see in my figures who or what they want to see. I like that level of participation with the viewer. It’s another reason why I like to keep Willow Tree open, so that there is room for the viewer to see their child’s face, their friend, etc. in the pieces. I hear from many emails and letters that a piece may look exactly like ‘my little ___’ and I love to hear that. I heard from a woman who owned Cherish that the figure was exactly the way she carried her baby in her third pregnancy! With Cherish, I wanted to break new ground. I hadn’t seen a figure of a very pregnant woman before. It’s such a beautiful form, and such an amazing experience for a woman, and I wanted to capture and celebrate this contemplative time of life.” – Susan Lordi
Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each Willow Tree sculpture. Using family and friends as models, Susan tries to capture a moment in time, or express a feeling. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and then individually painted by hand. Softly washed colors, carved and metal accents, and representative icons of nature mark Susan’s work.