Dated: 25 June 2010
Avon Art Attack
A six-tonne racing truck tyre, an Avon Formula Two single-seater, a race bike and a Caterham R300 – these aren’t the typical items you would expect to be used when creating a piece of art. However, artist, Ian Cook, has just recently finished a unique 50 square metre work of art using those very objects as his paintbrush.
The mammoth piece of art was commissioned by the oil and car care company, Comma. This rather impressive piece is the launch pad for a £2 million motorsport giveaway currently being run by the company.
The project took Ian Cook more than 40 hours painting with radio controlled cars (his signature style) within the confides of his studio. He then spent over eight hours at Brands Hatch circuit where he finished the piece of by skillfully directing the Avon tyres of a Caterham R300, as well as a Formula Two racer. If that wasn’t enough, he also used a racing bike and a 6-tonne truck tyre to complete the art.
Sarah McRoberts, Avon Tyre’s European marketing communications manager, said, “Our tyres are tested thoroughly on the road and track but this was a first for us. It was great to play our small part in helping Ian create his art work, while also supporting Comma’s campaign.”