These selections are from a body of work I call "Light Through Stone". In these works, I combine different types of natural stone which are carved and constructed to produce varying intensities of light and color. I began the process for these works while exploring the translucent capabilities of different kinds of marble. Transmitting light through stone expands my ideas for composition by enhancing the natural colors and patterns and their relationship to form. For me, using light as a medium is analogous to adding vivid color to a palette. Light gives warmth and life to a material generally considered hard, unyielding and opaque.
Doug began studying art at Westminster school in Simsbury, CT. He then went on to graduate from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a BA in Drawing and Painting. After finishing college, Doug received his MFA in Sculpture from Penn State University in State College, PA. His current accomplishments include working with local architects and designers in Santa Fe, NM. When he's not in his studio, Doug enjoys driving and camping around the Southwest in his 4WD VW Syncro or sailing on Heron Lake.