Silon is a four-piece wall sculpture. It was made from a 60 year old solid cherry dining room table which was repurposed. I like the idea of taking something that was designed for one purpose (a Queen Anne dining table in the 1960s) and re-using it in a completely different context. To me, the spirit and soul of the wood remains. Imagine the stories this wood could tell, as families gathered around it for decades to break bread. Rather than put it in a landfill, the wood was harvested and now will live another life as a modern piece of art. The work is four pieces. The white and burgundy enamel paint provides stark contrast to the organic nature of the cherry wood grain. The result is a very mod-century feeling piece that has been finished with tung oil and comes ready to hang.
- Scott Troxel