"House of Cards" is a mixed media wall sculpture.  It was made from several different woods including repurposed cherry, repurposed mahogany, walnut, lacewood, purpleheart and African mahogany.  Acrylic and tung oil were used to finish the piece.  Because the piece has no specific subject matter, the form and composition take precedence.  With this piece, like a majority of my pieces, I like to take rustic materials like raw wood, and make it very modern, which can be difficult to do.  

- Scott Troxel

House of Cards

Wood, acrylic paint, tung oil on wood

Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 17.5" w x 1.5" d
15 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.