So Happy Together Family Sculpture

This handcrafted, customizable sculpture is a sweet symbol of the love shared between parents and kids.
created by

Melissa J. Gondek


Melissa J. Gondek created by

Melissa J. Gondek

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Still Life With Family

A typical family portrait would be just fine if your family was, well, typical. Welcome a new baby or celebrate your brood's special bond with this sweet, customizable sculpture by Melissa J. Gondek. Two parents sit with their children (up to three) snuggled close on their laps, displaying a love that Melissa describes as "at once intensely personal and still universal."

Keep this sentimental reminder of those you hold most dear on full display on an entryway table, or on your desk at work for when you need that extra bit of motivation. Melissa crafts each piece out of hydrostone (and love), and finishes it with a sleek black varnish. Handmade in California.

Read more about the inspiration behind these sweet sculptures in a Q&A with Melissa on the blog.

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Melissa J. Gondek

created by

Melissa J. Gondek



“I want my art to be about the positive links that make us happier and more fulfilled. I like to think I'm bringing more smiles into the world.”

When asked why her artwork has spread with such enthusiasm, Melissa Gondek says, "because I'm sculpting love, and everyone needs more of that." She began by making mud pies as a little girl but swears she only ate one once. As an adult, she attended art classes at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia, but allowed the pursuit of a practical degree to guide her years at the University of Virginia. After two decades in the business world, Melissa seized the opportunity of a cross-country move to reignite her creative passions. Her playful figures now keep people company in more than eleven countries across four continents, although Antarctica continues to elude her. She enjoys trying to foxtrot and railing against historically inaccurate fiction, although rarely at the same time. She gets entirely too sentimental about weddings, TV shows about lost pets, and the wild bunnies living in her backyard.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
acrylic paint, hydro-stone, wax varnish
5" H x 5" W x 4" D
Avoid household cleaners and extended UV exposure, heat, or submersion. For indoor display only.
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Really neat


from Philadelphia, PA

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Beautiful, understated and meaningful depiction of my family

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