Willow Tree Starry Night
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"Starry Night Nativity challenged me to tell a story and engage the viewer in a small space. All the figures are carved in bas relief within 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. The outside doors reflect nature and the cycles of life—regeneration, renewal, rebirth. These themes influence everything I make." –Susan Lordi
Starry Night Nativity can be displayed year round, with as much visual interest when doors are closed as when opened. The piece can be hung on a wall, or sit on a mantel or table. Hinged doors open flat or at an angle.
- 8.5”h x 8”w x 2”d resin box triptych with hinged 1/4”d doors that open to 16”w. Applied gold leaf. 5.5 lbs. Can be hung on wall with two keyhole hangers or free standing
- Heavy cream box with hinged doors, decorated with gold carvings and blue etchings. Inside, bas-relief carving of scenes from the Nativity, decorated with blue ombré and gold-leaf dots; shepherd playing instrument carved on inside left door; offering of Magi represented with gold icons on inside right door
- Custom-designed, protective Signature Collection Box includes enclosure card for gift-giving
- Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents