Sentiment: '...and heaven and nature sing'; 8"w x 2"d x 8.5"h; 16" wide when open; 1/4" deep doors . Hinged resin box; applied gold leaf. Can be hung on wall or free standing. Hanger style: 2 keyholes. Weighs approximately 5.5 pounds. Hanger style: keyhole. Artist Susan Lordi's Willow Tree (R) figures are sculpted and carved by hand, then cast in resin and painted by hand.
Artist Susan Lordi states, "Starry Night Nativity challenged me to tell a story and engage the viewer in a small space. All the figures fit into an 8" box that opens up as a triptych and reveals a starry night encircling an intimate scene. My use of deep gradated blues and sparkly gold is a jewel-like reference to historical objects of art... I embellished the surfaces with gold dots —symbolizing light, or energy, hope inner strength...Gold connotes preciousness and enduring value, and I wanted this to be a special piece, that would be kept for a long time, or possibly handed down within families.
"I designed this piece to be versatile enough to display year-round, on a table or a wall; open or closed. The outside doors reflect nature and the cycles of life—regeneration, renewal, rebirth. These themes influence everything I make."