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John Whitehead works in a variety of media to create 3D sculptures on various themes. Many are passive but others have internal lighting or slowly changing images controlled by electronics. 

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THE PHOTOSHOOT    2013

40x48x8cm

Private collection.

In The Photoshoot a veneer tiled floor leads past a discarded bikini (carved yew) to a distant scene painted on the rear panel in acrylics and seen through windows with carved and stained curtains.  The intricate camera, only 9cm high, is from carved yew, beech and brass.

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MODEL 2     2016

40x46x14cm

Private Collection.

The main figure here is in sycamore with stained glass.  The box has internal LED lighting and runs from a low-power 12V mains adaptor.

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An exquisitely carved figure gazes out from an almost stage-like setting created by carved curtains.

Sycamore, pine and acrylics.

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BEHIND THE SCENES   1988

34x52x10cm

Yew, sycamore, ebony, acrylic

Artists collection

ABSTRACT 2   2014

20x35x5cm

Yew, aluminium, walnut, dichroic and stained glass

INCREMENTAL PIECE 1    2016

46x55x12cm

Artist's collection

Acrylic sheet, brass, aluminium, LED and electronic control.


MODEL 1    1991

30x48x9 cm

Artists collection

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In this piece the blue semicircles slide on the diagonal bars as the disc (upper right) rotates through 180 degrees.  As the two halves separate linkages push open the red acrylic sections. A complete cycle takes 3 hours and the incremental changes of form are too small to see.  Internal LED illumination can be switched off independently. Power is from a mains low voltage adaptor.   

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WHAT LIES WITHIN   1989

60x50x10cm

Artist's collection

Carved oak box with yew "strings" and revealed electronic board


A NEW LIFE   2015

40x46x11cm

A carved figure in sycamore with purple stained dress is seen through the door of a 3D perspective room.

£2300.00

A carved female figure in jeans gazes down a perspective tunnel to the blankness beyond

£1700.00

WHAT WILL TOMORROW BRING  2015

43X33X10cm

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A leafless tree stands in a vast, 3D anonymous plaza.

Carved sycamore, veneer and acrylics.

£2400.00

TREE OF LIFE  2015

48x43x10 cm

Carved sycamore figure with stained red dress. Various wood and acrylics 3D perspective bar.

AND SO THE NIGHT BEGINS     2016

53x51x10 cm

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JOANIE  2002

60x80x10 cm

Private collection Scotland.

Wedding present with images from the couples lives.  A personal message can be read through the lens.


EARNEST  1994

32x40x8 cm

Private collection Cheshire.


Gift to her clockmaker husband from his wife, Isobel.

NICOLA  2001

48x50x10 cm

Private collection Oxford.


21st birthday gift showing memories in text and carvings.


NUCLEAR  1992

42x42x8 cm

Private collection London


This work was commissioned for a Physicist and shows a 3D representation of a nuclear particle interaction.

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I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A STORM  2000

42x30x8 cm

Private collection Worcestershire.


3D figure with mixed media text.  Commissioned for a 21st birthday.


VIETNAM   2008

38x50x9 cm

Private collection Stockholm

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BEHIND THE MIRROR 1988

50x60x12 cm

Artist's collection


Sycamore, ebony and walnut

IN THE CLOUDS 1986

20x20x7 cm

Artist's collection


An ebony and clear acrylic figure hovers above a 3D walnut table in front of a watercolour landscape.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER 1986

20x20x7 cm

Artist's collection


In ebony and beech with aluminium detail

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CLOUD COVER 2017

46x38x8cm

Private Collection.


Carved sycamore with acrylic and painted aluminium elements,

INCREMENTAL PIECE 2   2017

51x43x11cm

£4200.00


Family snapshots appear in circular windows and are covered or exposed by the moving pieces containing stained glass.  A full cycle takes about 3 hours.  Internal LED illumination. 

 

PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE  2016

 58x42x10cm


Composite figures in carved sycamore and acrylic in a 3D setting with internal LED lighting.

A sensor detects movement and causes the central eye to blink when approached.


WEDDING 2015

 50x42x8cm


Private collection Cheshire


A 3D room setting with carved and painted features including a rose on the white table cloth.


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INCREMENTAL PIECE 3

THE SKIER

55x45x10cm

Private collection USA


As the wheel rotates, over about one hour, the abstract form appears to make a skiing motion.


In acrylic, carved wood, aluminium and glass.

Internal LED lighting.


THE LONELY ROAD 2017

45x35x10cm

Private collection Shropshire.


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THE TOWEL  1987

30x45x8 cm

Veneer tiled floor. Carved arches and curtains.  Watercolour pool.

ESCAPEMENT 1985

35x50x9 cm

Acrylic with carved elements in yew , pine and ebony.

Artists collection

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Images of childhood and events fill the cupboard.  Silk flows from the drawer.

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Watch this site for new additions as they come available

RACHEL  1988

69x35x8 cm

Carved figures and text showing childhood memories.

21st birthday present.

Private collection

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THE ACTRESS    2018

58 x 42 x 10cm

Main figure in Yew and sycamore with curtains in red stained butternut.

£3100.00


Currently on loan to The Players Theatre, Nantwich

Detail from THE ACTRESS

Detail from CLOUD COVER II

CLOUD COVER II    2018

46 x 38 x 8 cm

Carved sycamore with acrylic and painted aluminium.


£3200.00