Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Willow Tree

How many times in our life have we been totally awed by the sheer simplicity and beauty of a work of art? I for one am insanely jealous of people who churn out paintings, sculptures, stories, songs with ease.

Of all the pictures and real pieces of art that I've seen, one that I go back to time and often are the 'Willow Tree' figurines and plaques. The grace and poise of these sculptures are to be seen to be believed.
The first time I came across one of them was on my visit to a client location in the US, in a small shop dealing mainly with Christian artefacts. I stood there dumbstruck and wanted to buy the whole range. The next day we went to the client Main Office and there were a few more in their shopping center. The look of joy and longing on my face must have been very evident. Next day morning, there was a small gift box on my table and thus came the first angel into my life and the angel collection is my favorite till date (thanks J for that wonderful gift).

The family collection conveys so many feelings and emotions without as much as a word. Especially touching are the 'mother and child 'ones.

Each original sculpture is handcrafted by the artist Susan Lordi. Pieces are then cast from the original carving and individually painted by hand. The amazing thing is how each one resembles, yet is so different from the other.

Makes me marvel about how God created each of us with so much and love and care and with an individuality of our own.


  1. Each one of them tells a story...oh so beautiful...u r so lucky to have 1 grace ur home:-).

    Came here to tell u that u've been tagged;-D!!!!!!!

  2. I agree...they are awesome!

  3. Awwa me tooo... I love the 'willow tree' figurines. I still don't own one, remind me that I have to get a few. There is another one on similar lines in Europe.. Can't remember the name though.

  4. beautiful.. reminds me of the "lladro"porcelain line, but these are more rustic and touches my heart. thanks for posting these.