John Whitmarsh
 

John Whitmarsh

Photos courtesy of John Whitmarsh
URL
http://www.johnwhitmarsh.com/

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Designed to leave gaps shaped like curvy and winding roadways, Whitmarsh created this wall mosaic with asphalt salvaged from demolished roadways. The piece is large — 6 feet by 10 feet — and was installed in an architecture and engineering company in Phoenix, Ariz. Q: How did you get started in product design? What makes you excited about this particular area of design?A: I really got interested in sculpture after college. I wanted to work with every material I could get my hands on — plaster, fiberglass, ceramic, metal, wood, etc. It’s the process that I enjoy the most, not just the end result.Creating dimensional wall sculpture is great because the imagination can really run wild with all the possibilities for different textures and patterns. It isn’t restrained by needing to be functional like a table or lamp — its purpose is to inspire and encourage discussion.
Step 6: Be Willing to Look at New Things Keep your eyes open and be willing to wait for the right pieces. Sometimes a person will make a sweeping generalization, like "I don't like art." Well, that probably isn't the full story. It is more likely this person hasn't encountered a style that resonates with them.Case in point: This wall mosaic by artist John Whitmarsh was created by piecing together bits of discarded asphalt, and has a modern urban vibe that could appeal to someone who hasn't found his or her art niche yet.

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Judy Tangiora added this to judy_tangiora's Ideas
April 16, 2014
I can do our streets
betul1 added this to Bedroom Ideas
March 2, 2014
aksesuar1
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November 25, 2013
clever idea
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November 14, 2013
Plano pared
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November 12, 2013
ceramica
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November 3, 2013
Mural
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July 11, 2013
Salvaged
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March 17, 2013
asphalt roadmap
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February 1, 2013
the wall
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January 19, 2013
Unique wall art
Ideations added this to Reclaimed Wood
November 27, 2012
Great idea for an abstract site map...
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November 26, 2012
asphalt sculpture
Victor Onofrei added this to navodari curte
November 12, 2012
decor terasa
christietoo added this to ARTSY/CRAFTSY
October 2, 2012
Art. Asphalt road bits
jzee added this to Art
July 4, 2012
unique material
afiaoa added this to afiaoa's ideas
June 20, 2012
art love it
Ms Alicia Mason added this to interior
June 8, 2012
asphalt mosaic map!
violetmist added this to Art Inspo
June 5, 2012
road map
larareg added this to larareg's Favorites
June 4, 2012
Art created from discarded asphalt
isaacch6 added this to isaac's art
June 4, 2012
isaac would love this
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June 3, 2012
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June 3, 2012
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splasher added this to splasher's ideas
June 3, 2012
wall art
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June 3, 2012
Art
rockyriedel added this to rockyriedel's Favorites
June 3, 2012
Idea for putting pieces of painting together
jlacko added this to jlacko's ideas
June 3, 2012
Keep your eyes open and be willing to wait for the right pieces. Sometimes a person will make a sweeping generalization, like "I don't like art." Well, that probably isn't the full story. It is more likely this person hasn't encountered a style that resonates with them. Case in point: This wall mosaic by artist John Whitmarsh was created by piecing together bits of discarded asphalt, and has a modern urban vibe that could appeal to someone who hasn't found his or her art niche yet.
buddie added this to buddie's ideas
June 3, 2012
entre
askkaren added this to Artwork ideas
June 3, 2012
Asphalt art (recycled)
Your Next Move added this to carolcaffarel's Favorites
June 3, 2012
Broken pieces of asphalt = art! I believe!
kristin8 added this to kristin8's ideas
June 3, 2012
Love this!
moredawn added this to moredawn's ideas
June 3, 2012
glass art idea
reaction added this to reaction's ideas
June 3, 2012
Art concept - make a map of Back Bay ..
Pamela Ray (Lowe's Home Improvement) added this to Other
June 3, 2012
Too cool
rednovember added this to rednovember's Favorites
June 3, 2012
3-d map
Caroline Fortier added this to J'aime!
June 2, 2012
Coool!
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June 1, 2012
Step 6
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May 31, 2012
Art work
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May 31, 2012
Betty's backsplash?
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April 4, 2012
Map like
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April 1, 2012
sculpture using asphalt
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January 28, 2012
3D wall art
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January 25, 2012
asphalt.. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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January 3, 2012
recycling
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January 2, 2012
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December 30, 2011
Nice
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December 30, 2011
art
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December 30, 2011
Wall sculpture ideas. Go to Google maps of block. Use cut up floor mats.
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December 29, 2011
road sculpture, too cool
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December 29, 2011
very nice
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December 29, 2011
Sculpture
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December 29, 2011
all
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December 28, 2011
roads from roads
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December 28, 2011
Wall sculpture from salvaged asphalt
libby68 added this to Artwork ideas
December 28, 2011
Looks like aerial view of farmland
gretna01 added this to Art
December 28, 2011
Designed to leave gaps shaped like curvy and winding roadways, Whitmarsh created this wall mosaic with asphalt salvaged from demolished roadways. The piece is large — 6 feet by 10 feet — and was installed in an architecture and engineering company in Phoenix, Ariz.
ychoung added this to ychoung's ideas
December 28, 2011
Art work
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December 28, 2011
texture, lines, shape...love this!
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December 28, 2011
lnkages
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December 28, 2011
Asphalt mosaic from roads
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December 28, 2011
cool tomake taylor court
ricia added this to artwork
December 28, 2011
wall piece of asphalt
jannine added this to jannine's ideas
December 28, 2011
Designed to leave gaps shaped like curvy and winding roadways, Whitmarsh created this wall mosaic with asphalt salvaged from demolished roadways. The piece is large — 6 feet by 10 feet — and was installed in an architecture and engineering company in Phoenix, Ariz.
gigliello added this to gigliello's ideas
December 28, 2011
asphalt wall art
Kristen Coppa added this to Righteous Details
December 28, 2011
So perfect!
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December 28, 2011
John Whitmarsh started his artistic career as a photographer, but after finishing film school, he promptly shifted to sculpture. "I've always been making things with my hands," he says. Today, Whitmarsh's sculpture work is characterized by a desire to blur the line between what is made by nature and what is manmade. "It's flattering when people think something is naturally created when I really sculpted it myself," he says. Read on for Whitmarsh's unique take on design today, and how he maintains a business without compromising his artistic message.Designed to leave gaps shaped like curvy and winding roadways, Whitmarsh created this wall mosaic with asphalt salvaged from demolished roadways. The piece is large — 6 feet by 10 feet — and was installed in an architecture and engineering company in Phoenix, Ariz. Q: How did you get started in product design? What makes you excited about this particular area of design? A: I really got interested in sculpture after college. I wanted to work with every material I could get my hands on — plaster, fiberglass, ceramic, metal, wood, etc. It’s the process that I enjoy the most, not just the end result. Creating dimensional wall sculpture is great because the imagination can really run wild with all the possibilities for different textures and patterns. It isn’t restrained by needing to be functional like a table or lamp — its purpose is to inspire and encourage discussion.
Linda Grushkin added this to art
December 28, 2011
Likewise
Clayton Dookie added this to cjdookie's ideas
December 28, 2011
wall finish
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December 28, 2011
Nice
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December 28, 2011
Mosaic
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December 28, 2011
mosiac roadway
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December 28, 2011
made from salvaged asphalt
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December 28, 2011
salvaged rock
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December 28, 2011
this is nice& contemporqary
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December 27, 2011
stone
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