"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.
- Scott Troxel
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.