The Byrds famously sang, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven.” (And of course, Pete Seeger sang it and the Bible said it before them.) Beautifully carved figurative sculptures can help people commemorate every season and special time in their lives.
To understand how they work, it might be helpful to turn to literature. One of the most beautiful—and, at bottom, saddest—poems in the English language is “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats. Most people probably know its famous conclusion: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty—that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” The “beauty” that he is talking about is the figures painted on the titular urn. They are frozen in time far above “all breathing human passion… That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy’d.”
Figurative sculptures and figurine ornaments work in a similar way. They are not completely detached from all feeling and experience, though. In fact, the exact opposite is true—they help people preserve and cherish those special moments and relationships. When someone looks at these figurines, they can recall what happened at a particular time and how it made them feel.
Here are a couple of special moments that figurative sculptures can help commemorate:
Whether it is a new life coming into this world or simply a new start, a beginning is a wonderful thing. These are times to soar, to shine, to bloom and to show one’s courage. At the same time, beginnings are times to think about how far one has come and marvel at the dance of life. A figurine ornament can capture the poignancy and promise of these moments.
People do not call the holiday season “the most wonderful time of the year” for nothing. Christmas and the days leading up to it are all about spending time with the ones closest to us and reflecting on our blessings. A nativity set can become a valued part of a family’s holiday traditions; it can embody the feelings of warmth and gratitude that give this season its meaning.
Willow Tree’s collection of beautiful, elegantly simple figurine ornaments help preserve someone’s most precious memories. Each figurative sculpture is lovely in itself but can also be combined to create a scene that reflects the people in one’s life more accurately.
About Willow Tree
Willow Tree provides customers with beautiful figurine ornaments and figurative sculptures based on hand-carved figures by acclaimed artist Susan Lordi. These simple, unique works of art help people celebrate the special moments and people in their lives.
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