Willow Tree® by Susan Lordi

Willow Tree® is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. 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 describes herself as a maker. Since 1999, she has conceived, sculpted and carved the original of each figure. Over the years, Lordi's sculpting and carving has evolved to include delicate patterns of pierced metal and pressed gold leaf, free-hand surface etchings, sculptures carved in the round so that every angle reveals a different understanding... but always, a focus on form and 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.

Susan Lordi hand-carving clay figure, Willow Tree and Susan Lordi hand signature, and family of hand-painted figurines

  • Small light grey wooden keepsake box with carved in image of faceless figurine's face in the center
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    Love of Learning Memory Box

    $24.00
  • Woman figurine holding book
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    Love of Learning Ornament

    $17.00
  • Light green standing book with darker green designs carved in
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    Love Poetry Decorative Arts Book

    $17.50
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    Love you

    $24.95
  • Front view of young girl with bangs and short brown hair holding up a green, leafy wreath
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    Magnolia

    $25.00
  • Set of wooden stars raised on stands on wooden plaque
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    Metal Star Backdrop

    $36.00
  • Little girl figurine holding brown bird house

    Mi Casa

    $22.00
  • Small girl figurine holding 'miss you' balloon
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    Miss You

    $16.00
  • Overview shot of light grey wooden box with carved in image of faceless mother hugging child - all in white

    Mother and Daughter Memory Box

    $26.00
  • Woman figurine holding boy
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    Mother and Son

    $38.00
  • Woman figurine in white dress holding younger girl in her arms
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    MotherDaughter

    $38.00
  • Father figurine with arms around two little girls
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    My Girls

    $40.00
  • Young girl figurine sitting in light pink dress holding tiny baby in her arms - sitting on grey plush bean bag
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    My new baby (blush)

    $27.00
  • Small baby figurine in light blue holding smaller baby in arms - sitting on round grey plush beanbag
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    My new baby (sky)

    $27.00
  • Two woman figurines standing side by side - left has brown dress on, right has white dress on

    My sister, my friend

    $40.00
  • Set of three people figurines with four animals and one baby
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    Nativity

    $89.00
  • Boy sitting on rock holding a baby figurine
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    New Dad

    $38.00
  • Man and woman figurines holding baby
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    New Life

    $41.00
  • Front view of woman with brown hair in a high ponytail leans forward as she holds a gray bird to her chest with both hands
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    Nurture

    $22.00
  • Man and woman figurines holding baby
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    Our Gift

    $41.00
  • Brown cow figurine laying next to white sheep figurine

    Ox and Goat

    $32.00
  • Brunette woman figurine sitting on grey rock
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    Patience

    $35.00
  • Little girl figurine holding lamb

    Peace on Earth

    $37.00
  • Young child figurine praying

    Prayer of Peace

    $22.00