“For me, the spiritual in artwork is essential. Spiritual art – especially power objects from Native peoples – are my main inspiration. An authentic power object inspires and mystifies me. I don’t pretend to fully understand the power – I am only able to sense the power. Much of my work is inspired by male and female energy. As an artist, I use symbols – numeric and geometric – to represent these most powerful elements of life and the universe. My art is about contrast, both in time and space. What interests me are the images that live in the mind long after the reality is gone.”
His creations have been featured in: The Grand Palais in Paris, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Museum of the American Indian in both Washington, DC and New York City, and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
For more information on Doug's work please go to his website: http://www.dougcoffin.com