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Iron Will

Iron Will

Iron Will
Series: Fine Art
Medium: Hard forged steel, bound volumes, wood and paper
Dimensions: 2′ x 3′
Date: 2020
Exhibit: “Mending the Divide”, Ventura County Museum, Ventura, CA

This sculpture, for the “Mending the Divide” exhibit, is a reminder that the freedoms we enjoy every day are the results of the mending together of ideals and action.
Ideas alone will not set us free and action alone, without ideals, leads to inequality. Real progress requires an understanding of what has gone before, coupled with vision, creativity and hard work.
In today’s toxic political culture, it is even more important that we learn from the past and work together, without malice or prejudice, to protect all the freedoms and liberty that so many before us have worked so hard to achieve.
Freedom is not free, it is earned by being informed and standing up for your ideals. Don’t be silenced by rhetoric and despair, use the power of your voice and vote.
The sculpture consists of a hand-forged steel needle piercing a World-Book Encyclopedia opened to the section on the history of the United States Constitution. The needle is threaded with red, white and blue ribbons embellished with the words of the Declaration of Independence, the preamble to the Constitution and a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which states ” Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

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Egg Ethos

Egg Ethos

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Egg Ethos
Series: Fine art
Medium: Composite board, LED lighting
Dimensions: 48″ x 32″ x 32″
Date: 2019
Commission: Available
Location: Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA

Egg sculpture with kinetic (color changing) LED lighting.

This sculpture was created for the 2019 Easter Egg sculpture Exhibit at the Ojai Valley Inn and has been purchased by a private collector.

Studio Photos by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

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digital paintings

digital paintings

playing with gravity
Series: Fine art
Medium: digital imaging
Dimensions: unlimited
Date: 2017
Commission: Available
Location: Ojai, CA

This is a sampling of a few images from a new series I am developing by writing computer code to render particles influenced by gravity.
Each image shows the affect of the gravity of various numbers of objects on 100,000 particles flying through a 3-dimensional space. The code calculates a variety of factors to determine the orbits of each particle, including its mass, speed, direction and distance from other particles and objects, taking into account their mass, speed and direction.

These images have been scaled down for display on the web and unfortunately the finer details are lost here – it is better to see these in person.
The code was written in Processing, running on a Windows based Intel i7 workstation, using a Nvidia GPU and OpenGL for rendering. Each image is the result of millions of calculations, which render in real-time.

The video gives a glimpse of the evolution of the software. As I continue to refine the code, I see lots of possibilities of incorporating this with my other interactive work… Stay tuned for more.

i am

i am
Series: Fine art
Medium: Foil on canvas
Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 1″
Date: 2017
Commission: Available
Location: Ojai, CA

The first in a series of new works exploring ego and identify in the postmodern world.
This sculpture was first shown in a group show at the Beatrice Woods Center for the Arts

Studio Photos by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

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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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