The popular range of Willow Tree figures is now available from Big Fat Balloons.
Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original Willow Tree sculpture. She uses family and friends as models, and captures a moment in time, or expresses a feeling. All figures and angels are cast from her original carvings, and hand painted in soft colour washes.
“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.” explains Susan.
Each statue is created so expression is revealed through gestures only. Every sentiment is communicated subtly with a tilt of the head, placement of the hands or a turn of the body.
The simplicity of shapes and the absence of facial features are Willow Tree’s trademark. Carved and metal accents, and representative icons of nature are used to create pieces that are meaningful to both giver and receiver.
Willow Tree figures and angels make ideal gifts to celebrate births, weddings and more life’s milestones or just to let a friend or loved one know how special they are. For heartfelt gifts that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire, browse our range of Willow Tree figurines and angels.
About Susan Lordi
Besides sculpture, Susan Lordi also likes to work with textiles. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Textile Design. She has exhibited textile artwork internationally and has a studio in Kansas City, Missouri in the United States.
Susan Lordi’s art reflects on relationships with people and the world around us. She is a keen observer and draws inspiration from dance, nature and personal experiences.
Watch the videos below to see Susan talk about her work and the inspiration behind some of the most popular Willow tree pieces.