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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

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).