Close To Me Willow Tree – Susan Lordi
Close to me
Apart or together, always close to me
A mother/daughter figure that expresses the connection, yet freedom, which exists in the best of relationships, near or far. A Mother’s Day gift, graduation, wedding, birthday gift… a reminder of closeness even when apart.
“This piece came on strong as my daughter moved to France earlier this year. I will miss her terribly, but at the same time, I am so happy and excited for her. It is a personal message to my daughter, that regardless of whether we’re apart or together, she’s always close to me.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