Close to Me Willow Tree ® Figurine by Susan Lordi.
Apart or together, always close to me
The sentiment, ‘apart or together, always close to me’ 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.