A moment of bonding between generations is captured in the Willow Tree® With My Grandmother Figurine. A young woman sits beside her grandmother, holding her hand and listening to her stories. A deeply touching expression of love, this piece will be cherished by any woman who has played either role.
Artist Susan Lordi shares her thoughts on her work: "I carved this piece directly from my memory of time spent with my own grandmother. Sitting down with her, holding her hand, turning her wedding rings, asking questions about her life and listening to her stories. I’ve always been interested in oral history and the passing down of stories from one generation to the next. I think learning from those who have come before us helps define who we are – it grounds us. Their story is our story.”
What a beautiful sentiment, and what a beautiful embodiment of that idea this piece is. The "With My Grandmother" figurine is remarkably expressive, despite the simplicity of its design. Even in the absence of facial features, we can tell just what each figure is feeling. The back of the sculpture even displays the words "tell me a story" in a whimsical spiral.
We all know someone who will be touched by this piece. Give it as a gift of love, or keep it for yourself to rekindle memories of when you were the storyteller or the listener.
• Grandmother shares wisdom with her grandchild
• Reproduced from an original sculpt by Susan Lordi
• Resin figurines are hand-painted with lead-free paint
• The message "tell me a story" is carved in the base
• Sure to kindle fond memories in the beholder