Antique Novella Decorative Arts Book
Beautiful books have long been collected as decorative objects for the home. The design and typography of this finely crafted faux volume is influenced by the early 20th century Golden Age of book design. Decorative Arts Books create elegant backdrops and foundations for Willow Tree figures, enhancing their display with complementary colors and texture. Figures can be positioned in groupings or alone, on top of a book, or standing in front of a book. Antique Novella Decorative Arts Book opens to reveal functional storage for 4 x 6 photographs, enclosure cards, love notes, and more.
A decorative object, a memorable gift, a special place for photographs and keepsakes.
. 8”h x 5”w x 1”d fabric-wrapped, acid-free wood composite box. Lid opens for functional storage; fits 4” x 6” photos
.Faux book storage box with antique pale green and blue original design cover and back
.Packaged in Willow Tree box
.Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents
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.
Susan Lordi's artistic process is rather intuitive; she "sketches" in clay as she conceives, sculpts and carves each piece, always with a focus on gesture that speaks to the universal. By stripping down the essence of emotion to pure form, she opens the interpretation of each piece to the giver and the receiver. This one-of-a-kind approach to product creation makes her pieces truly individual... her hand, and her unique perspective, is evident in each sculpture.