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Art and the Animal

Kendra Haste’s Life-like animal sculpture series

Mar 02, 2015 | By Staff Writer

These remarkable sculptures were formed solely from layers of painted galvanised wire atop steel armature. Conceptualised by UK artist Kendra Haste, these large-scale sculptures of life-like animals were created for both public installations and private collections around the world. These painstakingly sculpted sculptures look so life-like and detailed that it is hard to believe that they have been created out of simple wire. The artist, who also graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, comments: ” 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 3D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic.” 

From baboons, to lions, to giraffes, Haste has created an entire safari of such sculptures since its initial conception in 2010. Historic Royal Palaces commissioned Haste to fabricate thirteen sculptures around the Tower of London that will remain on view through 2021.To see more of her collection, visit her main website here


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