Whether poised at the starting line or glued to the T.V., the world is plunging headfirst into the London Summer Olympics. The Greeks strove for olive wreaths instead of gold medals, but you don’t need either to profess your affinity for the prowess of the human form. Sculptures can channel that triumph and energy into even the most nondescript of rooms.
The Graceful Motions Gymnast Figurine is a resin snapshot of that moment when the body is in perfect synch with itself. An athlete elongates her spine and arches it gracefully overhead, toes just skimming the floor. Her sister sculpture, the Graceful Balance Gymnast Figurine, balances on her palms and pivots her legs skillfully into the air. Both harbor a quiet grace and are a lovely addition to any home.
If you prefer sports with a little more noise, however, then the Going for the Goal Soccer Sculpture is for you. This features athletes locked in vicious battle, cleats scraping relentlessly for the ball pinned between their feet. In the London Summer Olympics, these competitors are not called “soccer players.” According to Livestrong.com, “association football” was its original name in England, later shortened to soccer. Incidentally, the name caught on in America, while it remained “football” in Britain. So whether you’re rooting for the “football” players, the swimmers, or the gymnasts, use these sculptures to express your love of sports for years to come—instead of every four!