An international brand of carved, hand-painted Figurative Sculpture
Willow Tree is an international brand of carved, hand-painted Figurative Sculpture by artist Susan Lordi. Enesco is proud to be a partner in the distribution of Willow Tree throughout the UK and EU.
The concept of Willow Tree was born from artist Susan Lordi’s desire to create a unique, pure shape with no extraneous detail, from which emotion is communicated through gesture only. Since its inception in 2000, Lordi has carved the original of each Willow Tree piece in her art studio in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. For production, her original sculptures are cast in resin that exactly captures her knife marks, and each piece is painted by hand.
“The ideas that I try to communicate with Willow Tree come from my own life experiences, my own understanding of the world. I think that they have to be personal in order for them to be truthful. Hopefully they will touch a universal chord and be meaningful to others.”
Over the last 20 years, Willow Tree has become a successful gift line in the US and internationally, with a loyal following of customers around the world who respond to its simplicity of form, expressive gestures and innovative surface design. Susan draws upon many inspirations – family relationships, nature, ballet, art history, architecture – that continually influence her work. Using family and friends as models, Susan tries to capture a moment in time, or mark a memory.
"I try to keep the interpretation of Willow Tree open. I hope this makes it more personal, and allows the viewer to decide its meaning." — Susan Lordi
For more information, visit the official US website of Willow Tree®: willowtree.com
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