"Apollo" is a mixed media wall sculpture made from American cherry hardwood (reclaimed from an antique table), MDF, acrylic paint, and tung oil.

I am completely obsessed with taking old things (In this case a 60-year-old Queen-Anne-style cherry table) and turning it into something modern.  I love the combination of natural wood and painted panels.  The juxtaposition of the organic wood grain with the sleek, modern, and quite angular lines creates something similar to what the mid-century modernists achieved and what is still popular in Scandinavian design.  My pieces feel like they could have been futuristic at one time, but in today's digital age, they are a nod to the past's futurism.  The piece has an inherent strength and heaviness to it, like the hatch to a fortress that provides safety and security in an uneasy world.  

This three-dimensional wall sculpture is finished on the front and sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Scott Troxel


Mixed media artwork on wood
Signed on back

32" h x 24" w x 2" d
25 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.