Close To Me Musical Willow Tree – Susan Lordi
Close to me Musical
Apart or together, always close to me
Musicals are sculpture in motion! Favorite pieces turning to classic, familiar melodies are a meaningful gift to commemorate graduation, birthday… the relationship between mother and daughter.
Music and movement transform this full-scale, beloved figure. The hand-painted base elevates the figure while it turns beautifully to the classic Debussy’s ”Clair de Lune”. As it turns, this intimate piece communicates an encircling of love and unconditional support between mother and daughter. “The sentiment applies to any age… a child going away to camp, a teenager leaving for college… the message is the same. The intertwined images carved on the figures’ dresses visually echo this sentiment. I understand this piece from both sides — having been a daughter, and having gone through the experience of raising a daughter to adulthood. I hope both mothers and daughters will connect to the emotions of this piece.” –Susan Lordi