Gallery 1 Sculpture Commission Portfolio & installation case studies  

Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures "The Inner Spirit Collection" 2007 - 2021

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 "The Spirit of Mimi" Hampton Court Palace, Flower Show, London England   
Wire Sculpture "The Spirit of Mimi" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Wire Sculpture "The Spirit of Mimi" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures

"The Spirit of Mimi" sculpture was commissioned by Paula & Chris Dyason, the owners of "Strictly Daylilies Ltd, based in Histon, near Cambridge, England.

A lot of family history and horticultural passion was involved in the design brief for this particular piece and it was an absolute pleasure to work on and bring to life.

Paula Dyason was born in America and grew up on her family homestead in South Carolina. Her Mother, Doris Crosland Haley, affectionately known as "Mimi" was a passionate grower and collector of Daylilies, with over 200 varieties thriving on the families 30-acre estate. 

Paula's mother passed her passion and expertise on to her daughter and today "Strictly Daylilies" offer over 2000 varieties of Daylilies and stock over 25000 Hemerocallis on site at any one time.   

"The Spirit of Mimi" was unveiled at The Hampton Court Palace Flower show,  London.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Wire Sculpture "The Spirit of Mimi" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Wire Sculpture "The Spirit of Mimi" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Wire Sculpture "The Spirit of Mimi" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Wire Sculpture "The Spirit of Mimi" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
"The Wood Cutters Sprite" Life size seated fairy, clients design, France
Wire Sculpture "The Wood Cutters Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "The Wood Cutters Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "The Wood Cutters Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "The Wood Cutters Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
 "Mother Sprite" sculpture installation case study, Nottingham, England   
Wire Sculpture "Mother Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Mother Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures

One of the great things about delivering and installing a sculpture to a client's house, is you get to see

the final part of the client's vision, the sculptures installation point.

On this occasion, my son Jay accompanied me, he is a talented photographer and I'd asked him along

to do a photo shoot of the installation. So, the pair of us left Wiltshire for the day and set off to deliver

and install the "Mother Sprite" sculpture.

I hadn't visited the client's house prior to their commission, so this was the first time I had seen it or

been there and I have to say, it was wonderful, enchanting and magical, just the place for Mother Sprite  to take up residence.

The client had selected an amazing installation point for the sculpture, the estate staff really looked after us on the day, assisting us with the installation at every point and having a Digger on site was a huge help. 

The client's enthusiasm and creative vision for the Mother Sprite sculpture installation, made the project happen and it was great to be part of bringing it to life.

Fountaindale house is a private residence and is not open to the public. We thank you for respecting the owner's privacy.

Wire Sculpture "Mother Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Mother Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Mother Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Mother Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Mother Sprite" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
"The Secret Sprite" Life size figurative sculpture, clients design, France
"The Secret Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
Wire Sculpture "The Secret Fairy" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "The Secret Fairy" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
"Harold Peto" Wire Sculpture unveiling, Iford Manor, England
"Wire Sculpture, Iford Manor "Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett"
"Wire Sculpture, Iford Manor "Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett"
"Harold Peto" Wire Sculpture unveiling, Iford Manor, England

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in the process of making this sculpture, from my initial meeting with the Cartwright-Hignett family, collectively visualizing the design and finally being awarded the sculpture commission.
The sculptures design was based on a photograph from 1904 showing Harold Peto reading a newspaper, whilst sat on the historic curved stone seat of Iford Manor’s great terrace.

I felt honored to have been entrusted with the task of bringing Mr Peto’s spirit back to Iford, although I suspect he’s always been there.

Harold A Peto began his career by training as an architect and went into partnership with Ernest George in 1871. Among their architectural assistants were Guy Dauber, Herbert Baker and Edwin Lutyens. The partnership continued until it was dissolved in 1892, when Harold became increasingly interested in garden design and undertook a number of commissions such as the gardens at Buscot Park, Ilnacullin Island in Eire and several villas in the south of France.

During the 1880s and 1890s his diaries reveal periods of active travel with frequent visits to Italy and in 1899 when he visited Iford Manor with his lifelong friend, the garden designer and author, Avray Tipping, he knew at once that it fulfilled his dream.

Iford itself made an appropriate setting for the collection of Italian, French and Spanish architectural items Peto had collected in his travels. Though never with any large funds at his disposal, he always had a discerning eye for quality and a flair for putting the right piece in the right place. The main body of his garden design work took place during the Edwardian period, so that simultaneously with the development of Iford came the designs for many other prestigious gardens.

Harold Peto never appears to have entered openly into the controversy that raged between the formal and landscape gardeners and although his clear preference is for structure, it is seen how he used Gertrude Jekyll's and William Robinson's knowledge of plants when clothing his structures. It is also significant that both these writers spoke well of Peto's designs.

Working at a time when there was much interest in Italy and its gardens, he was not alone in bringing aspects of that garden culture to England, but he was perhaps its best exponent.

The Peto Garden at Iford Manor is a testament to his success and, in the words of Tipping: "If the relative spheres and successful inter-marriage of formal and natural gardening are better understood today than ever before, that desirable result is due to the efforts of no one man more than to Mr Peto". www.ifordmanor.co.uk

"Wire Sculpture, Iford Manor "Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett"
"Wire Sculpture, Iford Manor "Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett"
"Wire Sculpture, Iford Manor "Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett"
"Wire Sculpture, Iford Manor "Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett"
"Wire Sculpture, Iford Manor "Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett"
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"Wire Sculpture "Valley Spring" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures
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"Free Spirit"
Commission: Wiltshire, UK
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 160 cm Width 80 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 7 Kg
Installation: Suspended
"Valley Spring"
Commission: Bath, UK
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 130 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Seated
"Mother Sprite"
Commission: Austria
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 170 cm Width 80 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Suspended
"The Reader"
Commission: Scotland
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 130 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Seated 
"Spirit of the Piano" commission case study, Idaho, America
Wire Sculpture "Spirit of the Piano" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Spirit of the Piano" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Spirit of the Piano" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures
Working on this particular sculpture was an absolute pleasure. The clients were based in Idaho USA, so the whole design process was  collaborated on line, exchanging visuals and ideas via email to achieve the sculptures final look and feel. 

The clients owned a beautiful "Steinway grand Piano"and their vision was to introduce an ethereal seated lady, appearing to play it.

The sculpture design brief, was to create a life size feminine piece, projecting, movement and rhythm, with "Crazy Hair".

To achieve the correct scale of the sculpture, the client provided me with the measurements of the piano stool and the height and depth

of the piano itself. 

I used these measurements to make a wooden stool and piano fascia, which allowed me to position the finished sculptures fingertips 

resting on the piano keys, which in turn created the overall illusion  of the sculpture playing the piano. 

To achieve the sculptures all-important "Crazy Hair" 280 metres of 0.90 mm mild steel wire was individually woven to the sculptures  head and then styled to project the flow and movement of a pianist passionately playing the piano.    

I love collaborating with clients to bring their vision for a sculpture to life and "Spirit of the Piano" was definitely one of those commissions. 

We also organised the shipping Air Freight from my studio in the UK to the client's home in the USA and I have to say, it was quite sad to see the sculpture leave, as I quite enjoyed having her around playing the piano whilst I worked.

Wire Sculpture "Spirit of the Piano" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures
"Spirit of McLaren" commission case study, Geneva, Switzerland
The "Spirit of McLaren" Wire Sculpture was commissioned by McLaren  automotive as part of the McLaren 720S car launch,
unveiled at the  International Motor show Geneva , Switzerland.

The sculpture brief was to create a muscular, athletic figurative sculpture in a sprinting stance, projecting speed, agility and power. 

An extensive study of the world's fastest man "Usain Bolt"  was carried out to achieve the look and feel of the final piece.  

The finished sculpture was displayed  within the McLaren hospitality suite at The Geneva International Motor Show and it was an absolute pleasure to create. 

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Wire Sculpture "The Green Man" by Derek Kinzett- Wire Sculptures
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"Wire Sculpture "Mother & Child" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures
"Wire Sculpture "Woodland Spirit" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures
"The Green Man"
Commission: Australia
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 140 cm Width 70 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 8 Kg
Installation: Seated
"Free Spirit"
Commission: Wiltshire, UK
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 160 cm Width 80 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 7 Kg
Installation: Suspended
"Mother & Child"
Commission: Cyprus
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 130 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm Weight: 8 Kg
Installation: Seated
"Woodland Spirit"
Commission: Kent, England
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 170 cm Width 80 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Suspended
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Nottingham Mother Sprite installation Fr
"Wire Sculpture "The Fairys Wish" by Derek Kinzett wire sculptures
"Crystal"
Commission: Lacock, England
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 130 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Seated
"Woodland Spirit"
Commission: Lacock, England
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 170 cm Width 80 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Suspended
"Mother Sprite"
Commission: Switzerland
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 170 cm Width 80 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 6.5 Kg
Installation: Suspended
"The Fairy's Wish"
Commission: Oxford, England
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions
Height 280 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Seated
"Spirit of Castara" commission & installation case study, Surrey, UK
Wire Sculpture " Spirit of Castara" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " Spirit of Castara" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " Spirit of Castara" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " Spirit of Castara" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
The client had a vision for this particular sculpture commission.
As a child the client frequently holidayed with her family on a fishing island called Castara, in the Caribbean and one of her favorite
child hood memories was watching the Castara fishermen bringing in their days catch.
Last year whilst on holiday in Africa, she watched the local fishermen carve out fishing boats from tree's using axes and machete's.
She asked the fisherman if they would make her one for a fee, the fishermen agreed and the client had the boat shipped back to England.
BBC's Harry Gration unveils "The Spirit of  The Nurseryman" Sculpture

BBC Look North’s Harry Gration unveils sculpture commemorating horticulturalist John Richardson’s more than 60 years’ service to the industry.

First established in 1921, Johnsons of Whixley was purchased by Richardson in 1964 and the business is today recognised as one of Europe’s largest commercial nurseries. His three sons, Graham, Andrew and Iain, serve as joint managing directors, while several grandchildren also have roles within the business.

Richardson remains chairman and still takes an active daily role in governance, strategy, quality and environmental systems, and health and safety.

Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and after last year receiving a lifetime achievement award for his commitment to Rural Excellence in Yorkshire, the receipt of a Sculpture in his honor came as a major surprise. www.nurserymen.co.uk 

John Richardson & Harry Gration
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Wire Sculpture " Moonbeam" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " The Gathering" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " Spirit into the Sun " by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " Moonbeam" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
"Moonbeam"
Commission: Cardiff, Wales
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medi: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 130 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Plinth Seated
"The Gathering"
Commission: Switzerland
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 130 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm  Weight: 8 Kg
Installation: Seated
"Spirit into the Sun"
Commission: Warwickshire, UK 
Technical Data
Fairy Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 165 cm Width 120 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight: 7 Kg
Installation: Plinth Seated
"Moonbeam"
Commission: Cardiff, Wales
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 130 cm Width 45 cm
Depth 100 cm  Weight: 6 Kg
Installation: Plinth Seated
Wire Sculpture " The Old Vicarage Gardener" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture "Orchard Spirit" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
"Cottage Gardener"
Commission: Russia
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 165 cm Width 75 cm
Depth 150 cm  Weight: 25 Kg
Installation: Plinth Standing 
" Old Vicarage Gardener"
Commission: Somerset UK
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 165 cm Width 75 cm
Depth 150 cm  Weight: 25 Kg
Installation: Plinth Standing
"Orchard Spirit"
Commission: Hampshire UK
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions   
Height 165 cm Width 75 cm
Depth 150 cm  Weight: 25 Kg
Installation: Plinth Standing 
"Free Spirit" commission & installation case study, Wiltshire, UK
The Free Spirit wire sculpture was commissioned as a gift by clients based in Wiltshire ,England. 
The clients design brief  requested a feminine piece projecting calmness in movement, provoking thoughtfulness
and a feeling of well-being .
The Finished piece was suspended under a shaded garden terrace overlooking the clients garden, installed with a hidden steel swivel head attachment, woven into the sculptures hair, allowing her to rotate 360 degrees in the evening breeze.
Since commissioning  "Free Spirit" the client very kindly allowed the sculpture on loan to appear in  both The Lacock Abbey exhibition 
"Inner Spirit " and the Grange park Opera exhibition " Alone in the Crowd".
 
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions:
Height 160 cm
Width 80 cm
Depth 90 cm  
Weight: 8 Kg
Installation: Suspended
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"Wire Sculpture "Woodland Spirit" by Derek Kinzett - Wire Sculptures