Wire Animal Sculpture

Photo credit: Kendra Haste

Using only layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel frames, UK artist Kendra Haste creates life-sized animal sculptures. She specializes in using chicken wire as a medium because to her, it “the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency – values that I find in my natural subjects.” Haste adds: “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.” Continue reading for more pictures.

Animal Sculptures Wire