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John Banks

1621 Bridle Drive

Henderson, Nevada 89002

702-564-8392

sculptures@cox.net

sculpturebyjohnbanks.com

 

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 31 monumental and public art sculptures completed in 14 cities in 6 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. 

 

RESUME'

 

 

EDUCATION

 

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

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

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.

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