Public Art

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Fun for All!

Fun for All!

Fun for All!
Series: Public Art
Medium: Sculpted Concrete, steel, stainless steel
Dimensions: BIG
Date: 2016
Commission: City of Ojai, CA

Place making installation in children’s playground consisting of a 20 foot long x 12 foot wide sculpted concrete lizard bench, a 5 foot by 6 foot sculpted concrete ladybug, a 14 foot tall x 10 feet wide steel archway and a unique stainless steel interchangeable art wall.
A detailed blog of the design, fabrication and installation of this work is coming here.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

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Rendering of in-process public art sculpture for the new Santa Barbara Airport
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SB Airport

SB Airport

Santa Barbara Airport Veteran’s Tribute
Series: Public art
Medium: laminated glass and stainless steel
Dimensions: 20′ x 20′ x 4″
Date: 2014
Commission: Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum
Location: Santa Barbara Airport Terminal
500 Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA (map)

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

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

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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 […]

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Let’s swim!

Let’s swim!

Let’s swim!
Series: Public art
Medium: stainless steel
Dimensions: 19′ x 6′ x 4″
Date: 2012
Commission: Santa Barbara County Percent for the Arts
Location: Joseph Centeno Aquatics Complex
290 Wasioja Street, New Cuyama, CA 93254 (map)

Iron archway 1 by Douglas Lochner
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E Bella Archways

E Bella Archways

Iron Archway I & II
Series: Public Art
Medium: hand forged iron
Dimensions: 14′ x 14′ x 2″
Date: 2007
Commission: City of Ojai Percent for Art
Location: E Bella Plaza
Cañada Atreet & Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA (map)

Two hand-forged steel archways designed to compliment this historic square while harnessing natural light to create an ever-changing dance of shadows on the interior of the paseo. Part of the City of Ojai’s permanent Public Art Collection.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

Amlap Public Art project by Douglas Lochner
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Reflections of Ojai

Reflections of Ojai

Reflections of Ojai
Series: Public Art
Medium: Patinaed brass
Dimensions: 20′ x 3′ x 3″
Date: 2007
Commission: Ojai Percent for the Arts
Location: Amlap Business Park
420 Bryant Circle, Ojai, CA (map)

My first Public Art Commission, consisting of ten selectively ground and polished patinaed brass panels. The transparent patina and faceted brass mimic the reflective properties of glass. City of Ojai permanent public art collection.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

eternal flame by Douglas Lochner
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Eternal flame

Eternal flame

Eternal flame
Series: Healing arts
Medium: Fabricated stainless steel
Dimensions: 20′ x 8′
Date: 2012
Commission: available

Maquette of a 20 foot tall sculpture inspired by DNA and the power of the human spirit. The final sculpture will be fabricated in stainless steel and glass, with interactive lighting.

Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios