Gerry Judah, well-known British artist and designer who has been creating car-themed structure for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed for a long time now have unveiled his latest installation. Celebrating Mazda Motor Corporation’s unique motorsport heritage, Gerry’s sculpture at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed portrays a strong fusion of sculptural innovation and engineering precision.
The monumental structure rises 40 meters with two Mazda cars driving into the sky on a spectacular slipstream of muscular twisted steel racing track. The two vehicles adorning the top of the sculpture are a rotary-engined Le Mans winner Mazda 787B and the LM55 Vision Gran Turismo concept. One of the most complex and sophisticated centerpieces built by the artist till date, the sculpture is made by using 720 steel beams of varying length which are stacked in a perfect way.
The steel sections weigh around 120 tonnes and the foundation of the structure goes 3 meters deep in to the ground. If the steel sections of the sculpture will be laid end-to-end, it would stretch the entire 1235 meter length of the Goodwood Hill Climb.
Born in Calcutta, India, Gerry Judah moved to London when he was ten years old along with his brother and sister. He is a renowned sculptor who has created settings for theatre, film, television, museums and public spaces. Some of his artwork has been displayed at Royal Opera House, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Imperial War Museum North.