I wanted to create the a very modern, almost mid-century, space-age-looking vessel outline. The combination of hard edge acrylic paint and solid mahogany bands create a juxtaposition of a clean, clinical feeling against the inherent organic nature of wood. This difference in texture then makes the piece feel old.  "Wanderer 2" explores this feeling of old versus new and design versus utility. It has an outline of a high masted sailing ship, albeit one in ether the future or the past.

- Scott Troxel


Mahogany, acrylic, stain, MDF on composite board
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 38" 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.