John Banks

John Banks

“Public art should be appropriate for its location and complement the surrounding landscape with a design that inspires the imagination. I take pride in producing quality art projects that accomplish this goal.

I have developed and explored a unique style of sculpture that is based on a focal point. These designs are abstract until they are viewed from one specific location or focal point, then an illustration appears of a word, an image or a symbol. Some designs have multiple focal points. Every sculpture site has its own fundamental character which can be enhanced with the right artwork. Each sculpture is designed for the specific landscape so the focal point is visible from the most favorable direction.

When the occasion calls for more traditional themes, I enjoy exploring designs that reflect my profession as a veteran firefighter. All my public art projects and houses as a real estate owner/builder have been completed on time, under budget and properly insured.”

Participating Pieces:


ART Tubular

ART Tubular

Medium: Steel | Price: $17,000 | Location: Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture | Location Sponsor: Downtown Enhancement Fund & Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture