My Girls Willow Tree ® Figurine by Susan Lordi.
Looking at you, I see wonder, joy, strength
This piece was directed by the models. The poses that the girls naturally assumed showed their relationship with their dad much better than I could have instructed them. Their father was the anchor—the girls fluttered around him. I got a sense of how the girls saw him as strong and reassuring. They looked at him with a “my dad can do anything” look. The dad was clearly having fun being with his daughters. I wanted to make this a two-way piece—the girls look to his strength and stability, and he looks to them as his greatest source of joy. I think the beauty of a good father/daughter relationship is in its duality. I hope the sentiment can be read from either perspective —father to daughters, or daughter to father.