This piece was created using repurposed cherry hardwood and African Bubinga hardwood. Bubinga has a very unique, red and burgundy grain pattern which pairs well with the naturally red hue of cherry. The inspiration for this piece came from my love of mid century modern furniture and design. I especially enjoy when organic and very warm feeling wood is paired with sleek, modern and hard edge geometrics. The juxtaposition and contrast create a striking balance of opposites. As a result, the piece feels warm, yet modern without feeling detached and emotionless. MCM1 is wired to hang and finished with varnish (Bubinga and paint only, Cherry wood was left raw).  

- Scott Troxel

MCM1 (Mid Century Modern 1)

Repurposed American cherry wood, Bubinga Wood, Acrylic Paint on wood

Signed on back

45" h x 14" w x 1.5" d
7 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.