Douglas Holtquist

Douglas Holtquist


Artists have portrayed the human body in sculptural form for more than forty thousand years. In media ranging from marble to plaster, clay to glass, I find myself exploring the dynamism and movement of this marvelous structure that contains our feelings, ideas, beliefs and memories. I invoke classicism in these figures, but am interested in creating a modern language of gesture and expression, rather than copying the past. I explore the nude form of both genders because I am interested in celebrating eros as a life force: something that both activates and motivates the body, an expression of exuberance and passion. Casting in glass, a material that allows light to enter and activate the figure, has added a new and exciting range of expressive possibilities.


  • kilnforming
  • casting


Business Name:
PO Box 615
Woodbury, CT 06798