'Tally-ho' Sculpture

Greg Percival

Sculpture, Bronze on Other

Size: 0.4 W x 0.4 H x 1 D in

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About The Artwork

The solid hand cast bronze Spitfires are each individually polished and patinated with a wingspan of 18cm. The original sculpture of the Spitfire took me 2 weeks to craft then i made moulds to cast waxes from to send to the foundry for lost wax investment casting. The base is cast by hand from my moulds using 5 kg of glass clear casting resin then two days of final finishing and polishing. The original base sculpture took me 5 weeks to complete and is made from woods and sculpting clays to acheive the 'flow of air' i needed. I beleive that i have created a very unique piece here with my intention of keeping a kinetic/moving sculpture showing the flow and excitment of flight. This piece is in honour of the brave pilots who flew so gallantly during the second wold war and offers a snapshot of Douglas Baders 'Dogsbody' section flying from RAF Westhampnett in July 1941. Four Spitfires of Douglas Bader, Alan Smith, Johnnie Johnson and Cocky Dundas following the call of Bader... 'Tally-ho'!

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Bronze on Other

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:0.4 W x 0.4 H x 1 D in

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Gregory Percival has worked in the field of art and design for over 20 years. Originally an airbrush artist on magazine covers and books, both national and international, he began developing his skills in the fields of sculpture and various paint mediums. From an early age Gregory Percival held a keen interest in motorsport, especially Formula 1, Indy and Endurance racing. Influenced greatly by Gille Villeneuve's season driving the 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 with great flair. In 1996 he became the co-creator and designer of Grand Prix Action, an international magazine covering all aspects of World Formula 1 motorsport. In 1995 he started working on more hands-on art forms which have become the tactile sculpture we see today. "I wanted to create motorsport art which employed the static clarity of a model with the excitement of a kinetic sculpture. Worldwide, there are magnificent scale models and very obscure sculptures available, but with my pieces I have married these two mediums in a recognisable and fluid sculpture." The original pieces are the result of hundreds of hours of work, created using specialist woods and resins to ensure the desired fluidity and form. Moulds are then taken from this sculpture and cast in bronze with a silver plate or solid sliver. Sculptures and slate bases are individually hand made and finished, being strictly limited editions. One of the Senna editions was featured in F1 Racing magazine in December 2000 as a competition prize, and formed the the main feature in an interview with Gregory on Sky television. In March 2009 Gregory achieved his pilot's licence at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, formerly RAF Westampnett, thus combining his two passions of motor racing (100A, Rotax Max 2 stroke and open circuit karting) and flying. He has co-authored and published three books inspired by the history of the aerodrome from which he flys. Current projects include carbon fibre and bronze sculptures of individual motorsport heroes, and paintings/prints of various life/moment images.

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