As the name suggests, this piece was inspired by the simple, clean, modernist design aesthetic of the Bauhaus School. Shapes, color and texture combine to present a perfectly balanced piece which is at once, both rustic and convincingly modern. Some of the wood is sanded and polished smooth and treated with shellac. Other pieces are intentionally left raw and robust so that the texture is center stage. In the right corner a truly stunning cathedral grain pattern shows in the mahogany. Finally, the piece was finished with a combination of handmade acrylic washes and acrylic paint, which are then sanded back to revel some of the wood characteristics underneath.  This piece is wired to hang with finished sides. 

- Scott Troxel


Wood, acrylic, varnish on wood

Signed on back

23" h x 14" w x 2" d
8 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.