New Hope is a modern, minimalistic rustic wood wall sculpture.  The piece is made with walnut that was supposed to be made into gun stocks from a large firearms manufacturer but did not have enough curly grain.  So instead of a gun, the wood becomes art.  The bottom half is walnut which was whitewashed and distressed. Finally the two black mahogany pieces jutting through the center are finished with furniture wax.  The result is both modern and rustic.  Two bands of light blue finish the piece.

- Scott Troxel

New Hope

Wood, acrylic, wax, tung oil on wood

Ready to hang

Signed on back

24.5" h x 19.5" w x 2" d
12 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.