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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 is currently 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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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