Angela Palmer

F1 Helmet

F1 Helmet

Hand blown in crystal glass, Cast from Formula One helmet worn by current F1 driver (former World Champion driver) (Edition of 6) Height - 25cms Width - 24cms Depth - 34cms

F1 Crankshaft

F1 Crankshaft

American walnut wood (Edition of 4) Height - 213cms Width - 34cms Depth - 27cms

F1 Red Hot Orange Exhaust

F1 Red Hot Orange Exhaust

Resin (Edition of 4) Height - 61cms Width - 103cms Depth - 67cms

F1 Exhaust Walnut

F1 Exhaust Walnut

American walnut wood (Edition of 4) Height - 61cms Width - 103cms Depth - 67cms

Butterfly Valve

Butterfly Valve

Bronze (Edition of 6) Height - 29cms Width - 17cms Depth - 2cms

Valve

Valve

Bronze (Edition of 6) Height - 30cms Width - 8.5cms Height - 27cms Width - 8.5cms

F1 Cog

F1 Cog

Mirror polished bronze (Edition of 6) Height - 30cms Width - 33cms Depth - 33cms

F1 Double Gear

F1 Double Gear

Portland Stone Unique Height - 27cms Width - 135cms Depth - 27cms

Circuit De Monaco, Monaco

Circuit De Monaco, Monaco

Red neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6 + 2 AP's) Height - 50cms Width - 103cms Depth - 14cms

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

Red neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6 + 2 AP's) Height - 61cms Width - 102cms Depth - 14cms

Shanghai International Circuit, China

Shanghai International Circuit, China

Red neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6 + 2 AP's) Height - 65cms Width - 96cms Depth - 14cms

Silverstone, United Kingdom

Silverstone, United Kingdom

Jackie Stewart blue neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6) Height – 61.2cms Width - 103cms Depth - 8cms

Suzuka International Racing Course, Japan

Suzuka International Racing Course, Japan

Blue neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6 + 2 AP's) Height - 62cms Width - 103cms Depth - 14cms

Goodwood Circuit, United Kingdom

Goodwood Circuit, United Kingdom

Blue neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6 + 2 AP's) Height - 80cms Width - 103cms Depth - 14cms

Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Brazil

Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Brazil

Blue neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6 + 2 AP's) Height - 70cms Width - 104cms Depth - 14cms

Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Blue neon mounted on aluminium (Edition of 6 + 2 AP's) Height - 72cms Width - 105cms Depth - 14cms

Artist Angela Palmer has sculptures in the permanent collections of The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, The National Portrait Gallery in Scotland, and a major installation, The Ghost Forest, in The National Botanic Garden of Wales. Her work is in private and public collections worldwide. She is an award-winning graduate of The Royal College of Art and was a scholar at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University.

In collaboration with Renault Sport F1, artist Angela Palmer deconstructed the world’s most successful F1 engine, the RS27, with the help of their pioneering engineers at their F1 laboratories in Paris. The V8 engine powered Fernando Alonso to the world championship in 2006 and won a further four consecutive titles with Sebastian Vettel from 2010 to 2013.

 

The artist was supplied with the engineers’ CAD drawings as well as unique engine parts from the V8, each numbered and inscribed; it is material normally guarded with the strictest secrecy to prevent industrial espionage. However a dramatic rule change from 2013 to 2014 saw the V8 replaced by the downsized turbocharged V6 equipped with newly developed energy recovery systems. It was this change that provided the opportunity for Renault to unlock its sensitive data to Palmer.

Two major sculptures in Palmer’s F1 collection were acquired by the Renault Art Collection, where they sit alongside works by Rauschenberg, Arman, Dubuffet and Vasarely - all artists who, like Palmer, collaborated on previous artistic projects with Renault. Several other of Palmer’s sculptures are in prominent collections worldwide.