• Image of 'Johann and his One Man Band'
  • Image of 'Johann and his One Man Band'

An assemblage light sculpture, created on commission, with the request to incorporate some German made items, as this piece was a gift for their husband, who was born in Germany. The name 'Johann' was inspired by one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period, the German born Johann Sebastian Bach, who's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, and The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Assembling this character using vintage children's musical instruments, I imagined Bach as a child, learning his musical talents as a 'one man band' performer, playing his different instruments simultaneously using his hands, feet, limbs, and various mechanical contraptions.

Dimensions: H98cm x W36cm X D30cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage German Made Tin Spinning Top,
Vintage German Made Tin Drum,
Vintage Tin Tambourine,
Vintage Baking Tin,
Vintage Copper Funnel,
Victorian Copper Washing Posser,
Vintage Copper Hot Water Bottle,
Vintage Rubber and Metal Wheel,
Vintage Music Sheet,
6 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Golf Ball Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Junction Box,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Metal Bar,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

Please be advised:

Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.

As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.

Overseas Enquiries:

For an overseas shipping quote please contact me by email

Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.

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