Seager's piece represents youth in the form of an abstracted figure of a pony-tailed girl. Composed of large, simplified forms, it shows a debt to the modern movement in sculpture and particularly to the influence of Henry Moore's monumental, reclining nude figures.(1)
Commissioned by the Public Works Department in 1958, the sculpture was selected from several models put forward by the artist who was living in Smethwick at the time. Its cost of £370 was paid for from the Capital Account.
When unveiled it was reported in the local press that the sculpture was to be 'but the first of a series of statues planned for the city's estates'.(2)
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