Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste
Kendra is a contemporary animal sculptor working with the medium of galvanised wire. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1998, Kendra has established a significant reputation in her field with work included in collections world-wide. She is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artsists (UK) and a signature member of the Sociey of Animal Artists (USA).
Public sculptures in the United Kingdom include an elephant at Waterloo Station, London and thirteen works at the Tower of London, commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces in 2010.
“What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3-D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic.” -Kendra Haste
Aggie Zed, Untitled, (Elephant with Wings)
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Aggie Zed grew up in a large family on Sullivan’s Island riding ponies and donkeys on the beach. As a child she watched her father repair television sets and played for hours with cheap plastic horses and cowboys which had no moving parts.
Living in Richmond, Virginia, after graduating from The University of South Carolina with a degree in Fine Arts, Zed supported her painting by designing and building ceramic chess sets. Her work in clay evolved to become a widely-collected series of human-animal hybrid figures with which she has made a living.
Aggie Zed’s sculpture ranges from intimately-scaled ceramic figures of people and human-animal hybrids to copper wire and ceramic horses to ceramic and mixed-metals contrivances she calls “scrap floats”. Her scrap floats are intended as entries in a parade of the future.
David Oliveira, Wire Sculptures
David Oliveira, “Wire Wolves Running Down Stairs”
Born in Lisbon in 1980, David Oliveira holds a degree in sculpture from Lisbon University, His wire art evokes the appearance of a sketch suspended. He had his work featured in Arte Lisboa, a national art fair showing works from contemporary galleries.