Stepping Foot forward
Foot’s new gallery open in mainland
FOOT Young is motivated by a desire to leave behind a legacy that extends well beyond his life time.
And Airlie Beach residents and tourists don’t need to look any further than Airlie Beach main st to admire his masterpieces.
Mr Young has operated Foot’s Gallery from Hamilton Island for 30 years, but as of Monday afternoon he opened his new gallery at the Heart Hotel.
“It’s a buzz for me to make something that will last beyond my life time and even for for hundreds if not thousands of years,” he said.
“It is not like making a hamburger where it’s here today and gone tomorrow 3D art is very permanent.”
Sculptures on sale at Foot’s Gallery range from complex pieces which take months and years of effort, to pieces of work which appeal to younger ages.
Mr Young gave insight into his success, including one of his whale sculptures which took two years to complete.
“First of all you have to make a master pattern and that is the hard work,” he said.
“Once you have the master pattern done you can make a mould from that and reproduce it in virtually anything.”
Leading up to the holidays, Foot’s Gallery is looking to hold kid workshops with enquiries welcome at the shop.
There are do it yourself options for anyone interested in sculpting their own work with instructions provided.
Foot’s Gallery will be open seven days a week from 9am-8pm.
ARTISTIC ADDITION: Lisa Christofersen, Foot Young and Ondie McFarlane celebrate the opening of Foot’s Gallery on the Airlie Beach main street.