Sanctuary for The Christmas Story
- 24”h x22"w x 11"d. Constructed of wood and painted by hand. 4-piece assembly; folds flat for storage
- Antiqued green wood backdrop and base. Arch-shaped back and side panels, with vertical rusted nail marks. Size and scale complements The Christmas Story figures and Gentle Animals of the Stable
- Packaged in protective 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.