The inspiration for this series of solid wood wall sculptures came from a trip I took to the South Putuo Buddhist Temple on the island of Xiamen off the coast of China. The temple was built in 618 AD and has a storied history of both peace and violence. Each of these pieces feel very Asian inspired, while the rich mahogany, cherry and walnut woods speak to the site's ancient heritage. This piece is finished with varnish then polished to reduce the gloss for a warm, rich, almost aged feel. Some of the accent pieces are left raw without finishing for texture. It is wired to hang.

- Scott Troxel


Mahogany, walnut, cherry woods, varnish on wood

Signed on back

16" h x 14" w x 2" d
8 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.