SCULPTURE by John Banks
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1621 Bridle Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89002
My style of sculpture is based on a focal point. These designs give the impression of abstract compositions until they are viewed from one specific location called the "focal point". Then an image appears of a word, symbol or an illustration. Some designs have multiple focal points where the image changes into an abstraction and then changes into another image at a different location. The enjoyment of viewing these creations is discovering an image flow into clarity from abstraction.
My first landmark monumental sculpture was dedicated in 1975 and since then I have 37 monumental and public art sculptures completed in 14 cities in 7 states.
The budget for these projects ranged from $6,ooo to $270,000.
All my public art projects have been on schedule, within the budget and meet insurance requirements.
John and Dave Olson enjoy a Lobster and White Sea Bass hunt on their 40 foot sportfishing boat the EZLIV'N. When not fishing or doing art, John travels in his motorhome with his wife Judy.
Judy and John will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary May 2015. They are both retired and live in Henderson in the home they built.
1994 Master of Art- California State University, Northridge
1973 Bachelor of Art- California State University, Northridge
1970 Associates of Art- San Joaquin Delta Junior Collage
1978 to present - Freelance Artist, Real Estate Owner Builder,
1978 to Retirement, March 20, 2009 - Firefighter/ Engineer/ Emergency Medical Technician/ Hazardous Materials Technician for the City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.
1976 to 1978 - Forman/ Iron worker at Cal State Steel Corporation, Structural Steel division, Los Angeles, California.
1975 to 1978 - Iron worker at Independent Steel Company, stair and rail ornamental iron installer, Canoga Park, California.
1975- Field laborer at Superior Gunite Company, Van Nuys California
1972 to 1975 - Faculty lecturer / Tool technician/ Teachers’ assistant at California State University, Northridge.
1971 to 1974 - Bronze foundry man at Ron-L Artist Foundry and Artist’s and Sculptor’s Foundry, Burbank, California.
1970 - Staff Artist for the Community Relations Department, San Joaquin Delta Junior College, Stockton, California.