Melissa Young


Collection Notes: Commitment, Determination, Dedication & Trust

This range started from the piece ‘3 Girls’ that I made in 2014, which is homage to when my daughter was doing competitive gymnastics.

I can’t do handstands now and actually I don’t even think I could when I was Torie’s age, especially not with the precision and control that she developed through gymnastics.

The long hours of training were huge. By the time she retired at the ripe ‘old’ age of 7½ years she was practicing eight hours a week at her gymnastics club.

These pieces are a tribute to the mental and physical attributes that a gymnast needs: commitment, determination, dedication & trust.

Size: 410h x 165w x 130d mm 

Medium: Bronze

Display: Plinth

Edition Size: 20

Year: 2015