Created with enormous love, the Child of My Heart Sculpture by Willow Tree® captures a special moment between a mother and child. Artist Susan Lordi had a particular goal in mind when she created this piece. As she puts it, "I wanted to do a piece that is influenced by the rich diversity in our culture—with multi-racial families, adoptive families and blended families." The mother and child in this piece have noticeably different skin tones in an effort to represent the variety found in today's families.
At the artist's request, her sister, Karen, composed a short verse to express the meaning of the piece in words: Child of the world, Into my heart you came, Bringing sun into my life, Making family our name.
Like each Willow Tree® figure, this piece was sculpted and carved by Susan Lordi using a special sculpting clay. The original was then sent to a factory in China to be cast in resin that exactly captures each of her knife marks. The resin is cured, and each piece is individually hand-painted (and the paint is lead-free).
• Mother and child figurine
• Designed to reflect the diversity of our culture
• Reproduced from an original sculpt by Susan Lordi
• Each piece is cast in resin and hand-painted
• A lovely gift for any new mother