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Pasadena

Pasadena

Pasadina
Series: Fine Art
Medium: Patina on steel
Dimensions: 32″ x 97″ x 2″
Date: 2017
Commission: Pasadena

Natural rust, copper, bronze and green patinas on large floating steel panel.

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Primal

Primal
Series: Fine Art
Medium: Acrylic on canvus
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″ x 2″
Date: 2016
Collection: Ojai Valley Museum Permanent Collection

Fourth in a series of paintings exploring translucent sculptural shapes using acrylics on canvas.
Acquired by the Ojai Valley Museum in 2007.

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Gravity 2.0

Gravity 2.0

Gravity 2.0
Series: Healing arts
Medium: Forged steel
Dimensions: 18″ x 65″ x 10″
Date: 2015
Commission: Available
Location: Ojai, CA

This is another in a series of soothing & healing sculptures exploring gravity and the principles of zen.
The steel form is free-floating off the wall, suspended from a forged iron hanger. The lightly textured metal is accentuated by a natural patina with subtle brown, brass and copper hues, protected with a satin clear coat.
This sculpture was featured on the August 2015 cover of Ventana Magazine

Studio Photos by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios
Location (cover) Photo by: Rudy Loupias

Rejoice! sculpture by Douglas Lochner
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Rejoice!

Rejoice!

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Rejoice!
Series: Healing arts
Medium: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 7′ x 10′ x 10′
Date: 2013
Commission: available
Location: my studio
772 Azure Court, Oak View, CA

Life-size abstract dancers rejoicing as the sun sets on a wonderful day. Fabricated from two inch stainless steel tubing, the seven foot tall forms are free-standing on pivoting steel bases.

I hand forged the maquette in 2011. The full size sculpture was completed in 2013.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

Impact

Impact
Series: Large sculpture
Medium: Stainless steel & corten steel
Dimensions: 8′ x 6′ x 10′
Date: 2012
Commission: Artist personal collection
Location: Art That Works Studio

I designed this sculpture in 2004, well before becoming a full-time sculptor. The small cardboard model sat on the bookcase in my office for years, a reminder to pick a target, follow your dreams and make it happen. In 2012, eight years after conceiving it, I finally had the time, space, tools and skills to make it happen. There is a great deal of engineering and thought in this work – for example; the stainless arrow is pocketed in a gasketed sleeve as it passes through the drum, thereby eliminating the possibility of the mild steel contaminating and rusting the stainless.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

Geo

Geo
Series: Museum works
Medium: Forged Stainless Steel, Copper, Cast Glass, LED illumination
Dimensions: 54”h x 24”w x 3.5”d
Date: 2012
Commission: “American Glass Works” exhibit, Ojai Valley Museum
Location: Ojai Valley Museum
130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 (map)

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trio-i

trio-i
Series: Paintings
Medium: Acrylic on canvas board, glass, redwood
Dimensions: 14.5”h x 38.5”w x 2.5”d
Date: 2015
Commission: Personal collection

This is the first in a series of personal explorations using acrylic mediums and tissue paper.
My fist venture in painting, my roots as a sculptor and glass artist literally showing through the translucent overlapping textures.
Three panels with encapsulated glass elements suspended on clear glass floating in a redwood frame.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

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Trinity in red - glass sculpture by Douglas Lochner
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Trinity

Trinity

Trinity
Series: Healing arts
Medium: Kiln formed glass, free hanging on hand forged iron bracket
Dimensions: 14” x 36″ x 4″
Date: 2013
Commission: Available
Location: Ojai, CA

This is a series of soothing &  healing sculptures exploring gravity and the principles of zen.
The glass is free-hanging, wrapping around the forged iron hanger. This allows it to gently sway in the breeze, the seed bubbles in the glass act like lenses projecting moving translucent random patterns on the wall.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

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Gravity 1.0

Gravity 1.0

Gravity 1.0
Series: Fine art
Medium: Blown and kiln cast glass
Dimensions: 24” x 36″ x 4″
Date: 2013
Commission: “Refelections…” exhibit, Ojai Valley Museum
Location: Ojai Valley Museum
130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 (map)

This is the first in a series of sculptures based on Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Photography by: Zstudios

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A new dawn

A new dawn

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A new dawn
Series: Public Art
Medium: Stabilized charred wood pillars on distressed steel bases
Dimensions: 10′ x 4′ x 4′
Date: 2009
Commission: “Art from the Ashes” exhibit
Location: Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
1212 Mission Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA (map)

Created for the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden’s Art from the Ashes auction from remains of the Gane House, an historic landmark destroyed in the Jesusita fire. 3 monoliths stand in defiance of the devastation, paying homage to what had been, while reaching upwards, a symbol of hope.

Personal log:
As I walked through the devastation from the Jesusita fire at the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens I was struck by the visual impact of the charred remains. A treasured century-old house was reduced to charcoal and ash, three lone chimneys standing like tomb stones, a testament to what once had been. Vehicles became masses of molten metal, thousands of acres of trees and plants were rendered to dust.

In a matter of hours a vibrant living ecosystem had been nearly erased, yet as we walked through the remains, all around us were symbols of hope and healing, new life springing up out of the ash, charred roots sprouting new growth. Massive devastation and hope intertwined in the same dance.

It is the impact of that moment, the smell of ash, the vision of the gardens awash in destruction, and the hope of rebirth born out in struggling seedlings, or a bit of green venturing out of a scorched root, that I wish to convey in this work.

Normally I work with glass and steel, forging them with fire and heat to do my bidding. The gardens pulled me out of that comfort zone. I was captivated by the materials I found […]