Kendra Haste is a renowned 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 an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the Society of Wildlife Artists (UK) and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists (USA).
Public sculptures in the United Kingdom include an elephant at Waterloo Station, London, thirteen works (lions, polar bear, elephant and baboons) at the Tower of London, commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces in 2010 and a rhinoceros at Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley. Her work is also in the collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.
“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 has one piece exhibited at the Cotswold Sculpture Park this year:
North American Brown Bear (Grizzly)
Executed in 2015. Steel armature and painted galvanised wire.
54(h) x 84(w) x 44(d) in | 138(h) x 214(w) x 112(d) cm
Kendra’s subject matter concentrates solely on life-sized wildlife and she is available to commission.