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
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
 "Mother Sprite" sculpture installation case study, Nottingham, England   
Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures " Mother Sprite"
Fountaindale House, "Mother Sprite" installation

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.

"Mother Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
"Mother Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
"Mother Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
"Mother Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
"Mother Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
"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
"The Secret Sprite" Life size figurative sculpture, clients design, France
"The Secret Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
"The Secret Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
"The Secret Sprite" Wire Sculpture by Derek Kinzett
 All listed portfolio sculptures are available on a commission basis 
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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. 

Technical Data

Figurative Wire Sculpture

Medium: Galvanised wire mesh

Dimensions: Height 120 cm Width 80 cm

Length 145 cm Weight 10 Kg

Installation: Suspended

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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
"The Afterlife" commission case study, Berlin, Germany
Wire Sculpture "The Afterlife" by Derek Kinzett wire sculptures
The "Afterlife" Wire Sculptures were commissioned by Berlin based record company "Karmat Music"  to accompany contemporary

music soundscape duo "The Tale of Us" on their international tour. 

The Sculpture designs were taken from the Afterlife tour logo & branding images.

 "The Tale of Us" tour took them to audiences in, Greece, Italy, Washington DC, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Ibiza, Paris, Germany, Marseille, Amsterdam, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Barcelona, Portugal, and Morocco. 

The "Afterlife" sculptures stand just under seven feet in height, and were suspended in an upside down position, as shown in the

tour logo and branding images, and had their first reveal to an audience at the "Space" venue in Ibiza, Spain.

 
Commission: KARMAT MUSIC Berlin, Germany
 Sculpture Technical Data 
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions :Height 188 cm Width 100 cm
Depth 40 cm  Weight 10 Kg
Installation: Suspended 
Wire Sculpture "The Afterlife" by Derek Kinzett "The Tale of Us" World Tour
Wire Sculpture "The Afterlife" by Derek Kinzett "The Tale of Us" World Tour
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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.

Commission: Surrey, UK

Technical Data 

Figurative Wire Sculpture

Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions :Height 95 cm Width 65 cm
Depth 90 cm  Weight 5 Kg
Installation: Seated
"The Spirit of the Nurseryman" commission case study, North Yorkshire 

Johnsons of Whixley is a three generation family run commercial nursery, established in 1921.

"The Spirit of The Nurseryman"  was commissioned by the Richardson family as a gift to their father John Richardson to celebrate not only his eightieth birthday but also his fifty four years as Chairman of Johnsons of Whixley, since he acquired the business in 1964 . 

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this particular sculpture for the Richardson family as it had so much history connected to it, and it gave me a great deal of pleasure to bring their vision to life.

"The Spirit of The Nurseryman" is the latest sculpture to join "The Inner Spirit Collection" 

 

Commission: North Yorkshire, UK

Technical Data 
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh 
Dimensions :Height 165 cm Width 75 cm
Depth 150 cm  Weight 25 Kg
Installation: Steel Plinth Base 
"Harold Peto" commission case study, Iford Manor, Bath, UK
Wire Sculpture " Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
Wire Sculpture " Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
The sculptures design was based on a black & white photograph from 1904 showing Harold Peto reading a news paper, whilst sat on the

historic curved stone seat of Iford Manor’s great terrace.

Harold Peto was one of England’s foremost Edwardian garden designers.  He lived at Iford Manor from 1899 to his death in 1933.
During this time he realized and developed his vision for the House, its gardens and the estate

 

Commission: Iford Manor, Bath UK
Technical Data
Figurative Wire Sculpture
Medium: Galvanised wire mesh
Dimensions: 
Height 145 cm
Width 75 cm
Depth 110 cm  
Weight: 20 Kg
Installation: Seated
Wire Sculpture "Peto" by Derek Kinzett, sculpture design brief photograph 1904
Wire Sculpture " Harold Peto" by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures
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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 " Spirit into the Sun " by Derek Kinzett Wire Sculptures