The two-piece set of Mary holding baby Jesus, and Joseph is the centerpiece of The Christmas Story. The figures are nearly 15” tall, and painted with richly layered colors. The expressive gestures of Mary and Joseph reveal their humanity, and portray their overwhelming emotion of love and protection for their newborn child. The elegant movement of Mary’s and Joseph’s garments, and their protective gestures bring this composition to the highest levels of sculptural art. The pieces relate to each other when placed together: Mary is turned in toward Joseph, sheltered by his right arm. Joseph’s staff and cloak form a protective shield around his new family. Joseph’s left hand, positioned above the head of baby Jesus, shadows the curve of Mary’s wrist. This is a historically symbolic gesture of blessing and protection.“The Christmas Story is a story from the past… but the overwhelming emotions of holding a new baby, starting a new family, and wanting to protect them forevermore are present today in every culture and every age. My hope is that the gestures of Mary and Joseph will represent these powerful feelings of love and protection.” --Susan Lordi
Willow Tree Figurines and Angels by Demdaco possess a simple design and soft soothing colors that will fit into nearly any decor. Imagine a three-dimensional note to a dear friend that echoes your message with each passing glance. Willow Tree represents qualities and sentiments that always help us to feel closer to others, begin to heal wounds and treasure your relationships. Willow Tree designer, Susan Lordi uses body language and gestures to express these emotions. 'Emotions and feelings are left to the viewer to discern, which makes them very personal.' Willow Tree Angels and Figurines are cast in wood-look resin from the original carving and then painted by hand. Each Willow Tree design is balanced between simplicity and detail making this a treasured artwork.