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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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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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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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Them bones!

Them bones!

Them bones!
Series: Public Art
Medium: Marine grade stainless steel, cast glass
Dimensions: 4′ x 18′
Date: 2010
Location: City of Ventura Public Art Collection, Surfers point, Ventura, CA

Functional stainless steel bike rack on the beach in downtown Ventura.
This extremely robust sculpture is fabricated from marine grade stainless steel with cast glass elements. It was engineered to survive the caustic ocean environment with minimal maintenance.
Shown at Art That Works studio prior to installation

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

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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).