Je t'aime (I love you) Willow Tree ® Figurine by Susan Lordi.
In any language, it's you I love
My daughter lives in France, so I’ve traveled there quite a bit in the last few years. I enjoy the art and architecture, the gorgeous countryside, learning the language… It’s truly a culture of romance. So in sculpting Je t’aime, a piece about love, I wanted it to have a little more style and mystique… a sophistication, an elegance. I made changes to the dress – extending sleeves and neckline. I love the challenge of starting with a solid, opaque, hard surface, and carving and carving until it looks like embellished lace. The extensive carving makes Je t’aime unique in the line. Although influenced by France, Je t’aime is universal. The sentiment moves from the universal, to the personal one-on-one. ‘In any language, it’s you I love.’