17-Piece Set,Willow Tree Nativity Sculpted Nativity Figures
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. And when she's not making something, she's thinking about it. Her artistic process is rather intuitive; she "sketches" in clay as she forms and carves each piece. 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.
On the Prairie
“One of the things that fills me up with new ideas is to spend time outdoors. I love to plant things; especially experimenting with native plantings. I'm restoring a tall-grass prairie area, and with that comes the appreciation and enjoyment of all the wildlife that the prairie attracts. It's a place to not just appreciate nature, but to feel part of the whole continuum of regeneration—and see how life renews itself over and over again. It's my favorite place to get restored.”