Alastair Gibson

As a youth 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. 

He took sculpture up again following a career in motor sports stretching 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.

Now in his fourteenth year as a full time artist, Alastair is recognised as a forerunner in carbon fibre sculpture and with his team is undertaking a variety of projects in his studio near Oxford, England.