"Internal Forest" is an acrylic painting on canvas. While I have worked mostly on wood mixed media wall sculptures over the past year, I felt the desire to go back to painting on canvas over the past few months. "Internal Forest" is a modern and striking abstract expressionist piece that is both chaotic and yet somehow peaceful. It is a journey through an emotional landscape that may take place in a day, a week or a year. The piece is both calm and hopeful, but also suggests darkness and distress. Like our emotional landscapes, there resides peace and turmoil, oftentimes interacting in the same place. In our lives, we navigate emotional landscapes internally (Sometimes externally) and to me, this piece represents this struggle. Like walking through an internal forest, we choose our paths, our mindset and our actions. Sometimes our decisions are self-induced or forced on us by external things we cannot control. How we navigate this forest is essentially what makes us both human and unique.

I used a combination of brushes, credit cards, palette knives, and squeegees to achieve my desired look.

Internal Forest is finished with semi-gloss varnish and the sides are painted white. It comes wired to hang horizontally.

- Scott Troxel

Internal Forest

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.



Scott Troxel
Marmora, New Jersey

Getting to Know Scott

Mixed media artist Scott Troxel has always been fascinated with modern art and design. He pursued filmmaking in college, and later went on to a career in industrial design and product development. He now works mostly with wood to create abstract wall sculptures. Scott’s process involves breaking down objects or emotions to their abstract forms. The hard-edged lines of his sculptures have a discernible visual connection to mid-century modern design. The architectural forms in each piece juxtapose materials and textures varying from raw and exposed to polished and finished. Scott’s work explores themes of old versus new, organic versus manmade, futuristic versus vintage. The inherent tension in the art is relieved by a harmonic sense of visual balance.