Figure & Bridge
Street, Winchester, Hampshire - 2009
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
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.
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.
images below show the sculpture during different stages of development.