"Angel II" is the second in a series of two angelic pieces that I created recently. The form suggests an angel, hence the name. Wood and religion are so intertwined throughout history that it just seemed appropriate to make this piece from solid mahogany. The mahogany wood speaks to the organic nature of the human condition while the sweeping lines of the wings and cloak point to a higher other-worldly presence.  Like wood, angels are forever tied to the earth.  Finally, the pale yellow headdress and purple heart wood suggest royalty and grace.  

The piece is composed of acrylic paint, mahogany and purple heart wood.  It is wired to hang and finished on all sides. 

- Scott Troxel

Angel II

Acrylic, wood on wood

Signed on back

43" h x 15" w x 1.25" 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.