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Ferrari Baby Piranha by Alastair Gibson

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Ferrari Baby Piranha by Alastair Gibson [2022]

limited_edition

Carbon fibre, 2 ply/layers 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm with UV resistant clear matte coating.

Edition number 40 Pieces

Image size: H:33 cm x W:14 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:33 cm x W:14 cm x D:4cm

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Inspired by the 2022 Scuderia Ferrari Formula One Grand Prix car. This sculpture is a smaller version of the ‘racing piranha 2’ sculpture which was originally commissioned by Rubens Barrichello in 2007. This sculpture captures the aggressive look and the hydrodynamic shape of the Red Bellied Piranha. Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are from modern Grand Prix cars as listed below. Sculpture limited to forty pieces. Body: Carbon fibre, 2 ply/layers 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm with UV resistant clear matte coating. Dorsal and underside fins: Black coated 0.5 mm photo etched stainless steel. Tail and Pectoral fins: Black coated 0.5 mm photo etched stainless steel. Marking detail: Silver, Black and Ferrari Red vinyl transfer. Teeth: Printed chrome on black Decal. Mounting base and rod: Mounted on a black coated wooden base with red Pirelli tyre ID logo and a gear from a modern Formula One GP car and stainless steel rod. * Mounting methods: Desk mounted. Dimensions: L 140 mm W 40 mm H 330 mm on base. *Bases may vary slightly due to parts availability.

Alastair Gibson has unique Carbon Art engineered inspired sculptures for sale with Wychwood Art in their art gallery and online. 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, including Wychwood Art, in the UK, the United States, Europe, Russia, Dubai and South Africa. Now in his eighth 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. To discuss any works or to commission art by Alastair Gibson, please contact Deborah Allan on deborah@wychwoodart.com or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.

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