Thank you for visiting Artbydougoliver.com. The art displayed here was created by Doug Oliver. The artist is a native New Mexican and lives and works in Santa Fe, NM and is available for commissions.
“Every block of stone/wood/clay has a statue or relief carving inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it” I think about this quote from Michelangelo before I start any work.
As a wood and clay sculptor, I look for inspiration all around me, it is everywhere when you become aware. Nature, art, people and love all influence my work. What I try to capture most in my sculptures is movement and light. These elusive qualities can transform a figure or a relief in just a matter of moments. I strive to convey that sense of place by capturing its fleeting magic.
To bring life to a relief or dynamic three-dimensional form remain exciting and fresh to me. One of my recent works, in particular, references the expressive quality of wind through drapery and the chaotic beauty of fluid/flow dynamics.
My work may be found in private collections, churches and institutions.