Steve O’Loughlin’s Multicultural Interlace
Artist Steve O’Loughlin applies his exuberant Celtic knotwork-infused style to brightly-colored and individually shaped acrylic on wood wall pieces. His art has been featured in a textbook for Scottish high school students as an example of contemporary Celtic art. He has recently begun to work on commissions for libraries, recreation centers and other public spaces. I spoke with him over lunch at Philippe’s (hey, why not?).
The Huntington Library and Gardens have several marvelous stones displayed in their Japanese Gardens. The ones that fascinated me particularly come from the Eel River in Northern California and are so smooth and pleasant to look upon that they captivated me entirely, and I began to make plans to visit the Eel River solely for the purpose of seeing the parent rock material that these stones sprung from. Well, I haven’t made the journey yet, ...