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The Vigil Figurine by Willow Tree® stands as a silent, peaceful symbol that will have different meaning for all who view her. As artist Susan Lordi put it, "I wanted this figure to be a strong message of hopefulness and healing. The gradations of gold and white suggest a glow from within. Vigil can be seen as a welcoming piece as well as a bereavement piece; a healing piece, a serene piece, a piece of comfort and mindfulness."
Through her remarkable mastery of gestural sculpture, the artist captures all these emotions with minimal detail. The tilt of the figure's head and the way her hand protects her candle's flame from the wind say all that needs to be said.
Inspired by dance, art history, nature and personal experiences with family and friends, Susan Lordi uses figurative sculptures to reflect our relationship with people and the world around us. In addition to working in sculpture, Susan has spent years making art with cloth. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she holds a Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design and her fiber art has been exhibited internationally.
• Female figure stands vigil with a candle
• Gradations of gold and white suggest a glow from within
• Produced in resin from an original sculpt by Susan Lordi
• Hand-painted to capture the details of the original piece
• A compassionate gift or symbol of comfort
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