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Willow Tree Figurine: Courageous Joy

2024-07-02

Willow Tree hand-carved sculptures speak in quiet ways to heal comfort protect and inspire. Susan Lordi identifies emotions so important for us to convey and renders them in simple pure gestures. Susan says "I try to keep the interpretation of the figurines open. I hope this makes it more personal and allows the viewer to decide its meaning"

With this figure, I’'m celebrating pride in one's heritage and how knowing the past gives confidence in the present, and a sense of who we are. Heritage can be expressed by customs or language, or as in this figure, textile patterning. The etchings that cover her are inspired by traditional African woven Kente cloth, mud cloth, and iconic Kuba cloth markings. African textiles have such vibrancy! And are tied to dance and rhythm and movement. “She’s expressing who she is and celebrating the colour of her skin. Her skin shines through and contrasts with the lively patterns. Her exuberant stance is a physical representation of what I hope she feels within. This piece is the opposite of being invisible. She’s standing up and standing tall, centred in courageous joy. “As a healing piece, her gesture reflects the uplifting support of those who love and encourage her... who give her the strength to advocate for herself in the healing process. To face obstacles and aggressions with courageous joy, to be seen and be heard, is perhaps a shared healing made more powerful by connectiveness and community.” – Susan Lordi

Details:

  • Material: Resin, hand painted
  • Dimensions: 17.8cm H x 5.1cm W x 5.1cm D
  • Sentiment: "Courage to be seen, to be heard, to be healed"
  • Presentation: Branded recycled giftbox includes enclosure card for gift giving
  • Product Care: Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.
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Willow Tree hand-carved sculptures speak in quiet ways to heal comfort protect and inspire. Susan Lordi identifies emotions so important for us to convey and renders them in simple pure gestures. Susan says "I try to keep the interpretation of the figurines open. I hope this makes it more personal and allows the viewer to decide its meaning"

With this figure, I’'m celebrating pride in one's heritage and how knowing the past gives confidence in the present, and a sense of who we are. Heritage can be expressed by customs or language, or as in this figure, textile patterning. The etchings that cover her are inspired by traditional African woven Kente cloth, mud cloth, and iconic Kuba cloth markings. African textiles have such vibrancy! And are tied to dance and rhythm and movement. “She’s expressing who she is and celebrating the colour of her skin. Her skin shines through and contrasts with the lively patterns. Her exuberant stance is a physical representation of what I hope she feels within. This piece is the opposite of being invisible. She’s standing up and standing tall, centred in courageous joy. “As a healing piece, her gesture reflects the uplifting support of those who love and encourage her... who give her the strength to advocate for herself in the healing process. To face obstacles and aggressions with courageous joy, to be seen and be heard, is perhaps a shared healing made more powerful by connectiveness and community.” – Susan Lordi

Details:

  • Material: Resin, hand painted
  • Dimensions: 17.8cm H x 5.1cm W x 5.1cm D
  • Sentiment: "Courage to be seen, to be heard, to be healed"
  • Presentation: Branded recycled giftbox includes enclosure card for gift giving
  • Product Care: Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.
Koorong Code661792
EAN0638713629555
DepartmentHome
CategoryHomeware
Sub-CategoryDecor
PublisherWhitehill & Co Pty Ltd
Publication DateJul 2024
Dimensions51 x 51 x 178mm
Weight0.300kg