Our brand new SHARK made by Alastair Gibson THE ‘racing mako’ has joined in AV8

Let me explain you a little more about our brand new shark

THE ‘racing mako’

edition   10/10
This most ambitious sculpture captures the size and racing-look of the fastest shark in our oceans.
Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are parts from modern F1 Grand Prix cars as listed below.
Sculpture limited to ten pieces, all ten pieces sold
 
Body: Carbon fibre 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm 2.4 mm thick.
Nostrils: Floor stay pivot cap titanium, Honda part number 080 D02 1003.
Jaw and teeth: Three layer 0.5 mm stainless steel, photo etched.
Fins: 2nd dorsal, tail, pectoral and pelvic fins: 2 mm water jet cut and coated NS4 aluminium. vent fin: rear jacking bracket Honda part number 070 F03 004.
Caudal keels: Pair ‘Fox ears’ chassis bolt on aero device, Honda part number 1070 A02 0047 used in 2007 winter testing, Rubens Barrichello. Precaudal notch: titanium hydraulic locking tab with bolt FML 000006.
Vent: Type R wing lozenge, Honda part number 050 F2 216.
Gills: Laser scanned rear wing end plate, aero vents.
Eyes: Modified fuel tank flap valve plugs, NS4 aluminium.
Exhausts: Inconel stainless steel primary exhaust pipes cut down and coated.
Dimensions: L 2000 mm  W 900 mm  H 2000 mm
Mounting: Stainless steel rod with front pushrod end Honda Racing F1 Team part number 1081 C01 0069 L13. Mounted on a section of Sahara Force India F1 Team FIA legality underfloor plank.
Mounting: Suspended with 1 mm stainless steel braided cable or floor mounted, see above.
Dimensions: L 2200 mm  W 800 mm  H 2000 mm  height on stand
Weight: 12 kg

 

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Alastair was born in 1962 near Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his schooling at King Edward Vll boy’s school followed by two years compulsory national service in the South African army.

Exposure to marine life during annual family vacations on the Natal South Coast inspired Alastair to take sculpture classes to show the way he saw interesting fast fish.

With an interest in motor racing influenced by his father and an education in balance-engineering, Alastair set off to Europe with an ambition to work in the motor sport industry. 

This resulted in a career of twenty two years, fourteen of which were in formula one, four as lead mechanic for the Benetton F1 Team and ten as race team chief mechanic for the BAR and Honda Grand Prix Teams.

Drawing similarities between modern motorsport engineering and his love for the natural world, Alastair uses his acquired engineering skills and experience to recycle F1 car parts sourced from Grand Prix teams to show his passion for art through his signature medium of carbon fibre sculpture.

Alastair’s work has been exhibited world wide and his sculptures have been purchased by collectors in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East and South Africa. Alastair’s work can be viewed in selected galleries in the UK, the United States, Europe, Russia, Dubai and South Africa.

Now in his sixth year as a full time artist, Alastair is being recognised as a forerunner in carbon fibre sculpture and with his team is undertaking a variety of projects including private commissions, installations, a lifestyle product collection and new work in his bespoke studio ‘studio 45’ near Oxford, England.