Douglas Holtquist


Douglas Holtquist

Woodbury, CT, USA

ABOUT

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.

ARTIST TYPE

  • kilnforming
  • casting

CONNECT

Business Name:
Studio HOLTQUIST
PO Box 615
Woodbury, CT 06798
http://www.holtquist.com