Gold Carbon Fibre John Dory
Gold Carbon fibre John Dory on F1 Plank

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This sculpture was produced from a commission by the Drang Gallery in Padstow, Cornwall, the UK home of the John Dory fish. It moves away from the usual fast streamlined fish that I sculpt and shows the stylish details of this ancient oceanic creature.

Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are from modern Grand Prix cars as listed below.

Sculpture limited to twenty four pieces with two artist proofs.

Body: Carbon fibre, 3 ply/layers 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm with a Texalium inlay. This gives a thickness of 2.4 mm. Gloss tinted UV resistant clear coating.

Dorsal and underside fins: Coated 0.5 mm photo etched stainless steel.

Tail and pectoral fins: Coated 0.5 mm photo etched stainless steel.

Nostrils: Aluminium top hat from the Sahara Force India GP team part number D9 JO40035.

Eyes:Pressured aluminium fuel flap valve from the Sahara Force India GP team part number 12J04-0052-155 03A.

Gill detail:Silver foil tape 0.2 mm used on F1 wind tunnel models.

Exhausts: -2° 45 degree titanium hydraulic fittings.

Mounting base and rod:Section of FIA legality perma-glass underfloor plank from the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 13 J23 02101A used at the 2017 Chinese GP, Sergio Pérez with front pre-set torsion bar Honda F1 Team part number 080 – EAL – K10.

Mounting method:Desk mounted.

Dimensions:L 470 mm  130 mm  690 mm on base.

Weight:670 grams.

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