Pegasus: Art x Engineering

Art inspired by engineering

By Museum of Engineering Innovation

Pegasus (2019-05-29) by Ted Humble-SmithMuseum of Engineering Innovation

Winner of the 1969 MacRobert Award: Pegasus Engine

The Pegasus engine powers the Harrier Jump Jet, the world’s first short take-off and vertical landing aircraft. 

The fan and core airflows pass through four nozzles that can swivel to provide thrust for either lift or forward propulsion. 

The balance of the thrust of the Pegasus engine and the directional airflow allowed the Harrier to hover and dip its nose.

The artist was inspired by airflow and the swivelling nozzles that manoeuvre the Harrier. His 3D sculpture of the airflow translates into a shadow of the iconic aircraft. 

MacRobert Award - Pegasus - no soundMuseum of Engineering Innovation

Behind the scenes of the Pegasus engine model

Pegasus (2019-05-29) by Ted Humble-SmithMuseum of Engineering Innovation

Rolls-Royce: Winners of the MacRobert Award

Artist Ted Humble-Smith was inspired by the Pegasus engine for the Harrier jump jet to mark the 50th Anniversary of the MacRobert Award

50 years of the MacRobert AwardMuseum of Engineering Innovation

MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation: Fran Scott interviews Ted Humble-SmithMuseum of Engineering Innovation

Photographer Ted Humble-Smith (2019-05-29) by Ted Humble-SmithMuseum of Engineering Innovation

The artist inspired by engineering

Ted Humble-Smith is a photographer and director who brings a sense of magic to the meticulous conceptual images he creates for the luxury fashion, beauty, jewellery, and business worlds.       

Photographer Ted Humble-Smith (2019-05-29) by Ted Humble-SmithMuseum of Engineering Innovation

Ted Humble-Smith uses his imagination and technical expertise to produce vibrant images that push the boundaries of commercial photography. He talked to engineers involved in MacRobert Award-winning projects to picture the concepts behind the innovations. His images capture the thought process behind the breakthroughs, rather than illustrating the innovations’ technical workings.      

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