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Tiny Libraries on State

Tiny Libraries on State

Tiny Libraries on State
Series: Public art
Medium: Powdercoated steel
Dimensions: approx 6 feet tall
Date: 2019
Commission: Santa Barbara Arts Commission
Location: State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

An installation of six thematic brightly colored and playful sculptured bookcases for Santa Barbara’s “Tiny Libraries” program.

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

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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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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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

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

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Modern gate

Modern gate

Modern gate
Series: Architectural elements
Medium: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 18′ x 6′ x 2.5″
Date: 2010
Commission: Private residence
Location: Ojai, CA

Aluminum and stainless steel gate, pillars and lighting with illuminated cast glass elements.
Fabricated in seamless aluminum with stainless steel hardware and wall sconces, low-voltage LED lighting.
The custom roller system keeps the gate running smooth and upright. The over-sized top rail guides the gate while protecting the finish from the rollers.
The side pillars are aluminum and the wall sconces are polished stainless steel.
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).