Willow Tree Figurines and Sculptures are originally hand carved by Artist Susan Lordi using family and friends as models and continue to be one of the most popular gift choices in the UK and around the world.
The Artist attempts to express a feeling or capture a moment in time, the pieces are then cast from her original carvings, and are individually hand painted.
Susan chose the name Willow Tree to symbolize that which is gestural and beckoning. The figures are columnar in design, like a tree, and often carry natural objects or animals as metaphors for human virtues or qualities… rosemary for remembrance, a bird for healing, flowers for beauty. The sculptures are rendered so as to suggest elegance, simplicity, peace and serenity. Forms reveal their expressions through body gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. Emotions are left to the viewer to discern, which makes them personal and powerful.