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The Kite Flyer

Bronze Figure & Bridge

Parchment Street, Winchester, Hampshire - 2009

The Kite Flyer is a bronze figure of a young man flying a golden kite on a bridge. The work was commissioned by Winchester City Council and installed in April 2009. The sculpture arcs across Parchment Street at a height of nearly six metres creating a popular new landmark for the city. The street is one of the most significant historical streets in Winchester and clearly visible from the high street.

The Kite Flyer now forms part of an impressive collection of public art on display in Winchester, including work by Anthony Gormely, Elizabeth Frink and Barbara Hepworth.

The Kite Flyer commission is a response to Parchment Street businesses' quest to attract more trade to explore and appreciate its enticing range of independent shops, restaurants and cafes - already a favourite with many local people.


The images below show the sculpture during different stages of development.

Maquette of Kite Flyer
Torso Close-up
Kite Flyer in Studio
The Workshop
Marzia during installation
Kite Flyer lowered into position



The Book

Since completing the Kite Flyer, Marzia Colonna has released a book which draws on the inspiration behind the sculpture. The book is a beautiful short story celebrating the joy of kite flying and is infused with the colour and vibrancy of her collages.

If you wish to make an order, or require further information on the book, send an email to    



All images © Marzia Colonna 2009
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