Fine Art

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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 […]

Azurite, cast glass sculpture by Douglas Lochner
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Azurite

Azurite

Azurite
Series: copper-glass
Medium: Cast Glass with copper inclusion
Dimensions: 24” diameter x 1/4” thick
Date: 2012
Commission: “American Glass Works” exhibit, Ojai Valley Museum
Location: Ojai Valley Museum
150 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 (map)

Cast glass with translucent copper inclusion on forged steel stand.

Process & technical information

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

Blown glass by Douglas Lochner
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Blown glass

Blown glass

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Hand blown glass
Series: Various
Medium: Blown glass
Dimensions: Varies by object
Date: 2013
Commission: Custom work Welcomed

Images of various blown glass objects created in 2013.
This is a small sampling of my blown glass work. As time allows I will be posting more images.
I create both functional and sculptural works using traditional off-hand glass blowing techniques.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

Cast glass fountain wall by Douglas Lochner
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Glass Fountain wall

Glass Fountain wall

Glass fountain wall
Series: GB
Medium: Cast glass in stainless steel frame
Dimensions: 12′ x 7′ x 3″
Date: 2009
Commission: Private collector
Location: Ojai, CA

Cast glass fountain wall on the end of an infinity pool consisting of a series of thick cast glass tiles supported in a stainless steel frame. The hand-carved “wave” texture in the glass was specifically developed to produce bubbles in the falling water. Lighting was strategically placed to utilize the waters surface as a flexible lens producing a stunning effect when illuminated.

Ascention by Douglas Lochner
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Ascention

Ascention

Ascention
Series: GB
Medium: Cast glass and aluminum
Dimensions: 15′ x 5′ x 3′
Date: 2010
Commission: Private collector
Location: Ojai, CA

Companion sculpture to “GB Fountain Wall”. Cast glass panels change color based on the sun’s angle. Sculpted “waves” in the glass act as lenses, refracting the surroundings. A subtle pattern in the metal adds to the illusion of depth and movement (like the optical effect found in curly maple).