Modern Coast 1 and 2 (two in the series) were inspired by my fascination with both the sea and modern minimalism. I live in a coastal area and I am surrounded by water. It inspires me everyday, yet at the same time, I am driven by modernism in my work, so I love the juxtaposition of the two. I wanted these pieces to have an ocean/coastal inspired feel through color, yet remain very minimalist and modern in terms of composition and the gloss coat finish. This piece is composed of MDF and acrylic, then finished with an epoxy resin topcoat. Epoxy resin is very glossy and almost appears to be glass, but is much more durable. It adds to the very contemporary upscale feel of the piece. The edges are painted and finished and it is wired to hang.  

- Scott Troxel

Modern Coast 2

MDF, Acrylic and Epoxy Resin on composite board

Signed on back

36" h x 12" w x 1" d
10 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.