Mural at Taylor Hall, California State University, Chico in northern California, John Pugh, 1980

“My intention was not only to use the Doric column, a symbol that is easily recognized in our culture, to represent the classic architecture of the Greeks, but to tap into the concept of the greek academe as the essence of our western educational system”


Public Art (No. 28)

Statue of Jackson Browne by Ron Adamson, Winslow

Take It Easy- Mural by John Pugh, Winslow

Centennial Walk Mural by Redwing Ted Nez, Flagstaff (two pics)

Early Northern Arizona Life by Joe Sorren, Flagstaff (two pics)

The Flagstaff Portal by Griffin One

Route 66 Memorial, Petrified Forest National Park

Red Rocks and the Cowboy Artist by Clyde Ross Morgan, Sedona

Wild West Junction, Williams

Beale Monument, Kingman

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Using realistic images and having an undeniable talent for painting, John Pugh, creates incredible optical illusions that keep you second-guessing.  As the artist states about his work, “ I have found that the “language” of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the illusion, the viewer is lured to cross an artistic threshold and thus seduced into exploring the concept of the piece.”