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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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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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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

Custom lighting by Douglas Lochner
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Custom Lighting

Custom Lighting

Custom lighting
Series: Custom Lighting
Medium: Glass and metal
Dimensions: Varies by design
Commission: Welcomed

Custom light sculptures to compliment any environment.
Cast glass, blown glass, kiln-formed glass with steel, stainless, copper, bronze and brass – all featuring high efficiency LED illumination. California Title 24 compliant.

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