TITLE: Starry Night Nativity SENTIMENT: ... and heaven and earth sing DESCRIPTION: Starry Night Nativity is a traditional narrative, told in a new way. Artist Susan Lordi carved Nativity figures in bas-relief within an 8ö box that opens as a triptych to reveal a starry night encircling an intimate scene. LordiÆs use of deep gradated blues, sparkly gold and symbolic imagery is a reference to historical objects of art. ôI embellished the surface with gold dotsùsymbolizing light, energy, hope, inner strengthà Gold connotes preciousness and enduring value, and I wanted this to be a special piece, that would be kept for a long time.ö ûSusan Lordi Starry Night Nativity can be displayed year round, with as much visual interest when doors are closed as when opened. Hinged doors open flat or at an angle. Starry Night Nativity is packaged in a custom-designed, protective Signature Collection Gift Box. Since 1999, American artist Susan Lordi has worked in partnership with DEMDACO to produce, market and distribute Willow Tree, her line of carved figurative sculpture. From her studio in Kansas City, Lordi hand carves the original of each piece. This piece is cast from Lordi's original carving and painted by hand. Enclosed inside the fitted packaging box is a gift-giving card with piece title and sentiment on it. Ready to display on a shelf, table or mantel. To clean, dust with soft brush or cloth. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.