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I am completely obsessed with taking old things (In this case a 60 year old queen Anne style cherry table) and turning it into something modern. I love the combination or wood and flat painted panels. The juxtaposition of the organic and warm wood grain with sleek modern and quite angluar lines creates something similar to what the Mid-century modernists achieved and what is still popular in Scandinavian design. I like my pieces to feel at once modern but in a retro kind of way. Perhaps they were futuristic at one time, but in today's digital age, they are a nod to the futurism of the past. I want Apollo to make the viewer think about the past through the warmth of the wood, but also look ahead to what the future may hold. Either way, I feel Apollo has an inherent strength and heaviness to it. Like the door or hatch to a fortress which provides safety and security in an uneasy world.
Sculpture:Paint on Wood
Size:15 W x 35 H x 1.5 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past as much as they look to the future. Fascinated by the way pieces of technology, culture, and design reveal their age, Scott aims to make works that cannot be pinned to a specific era. Scott has exhibited his work at numerous fairs and exhibitions across the United States, including The Other Art Fair New York, and his works are held in private collections across the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. As a purely abstract artist, I explore form, line, color, shape, texture and mass. Since I am usually not relying on a recognizable object in my work, I create through the process itself. I start out with a sketch or design and work through the creative process, hands on. My pieces always take several weeks to finish as I constantly change them, until they just feel right. I really like to give my pieces a feeling of juxtaposition and a balance of opposites, in terms of textures and materials. For example, I will combine a recycled 60 year old cherry table top with a piece of modern manufactured Azek decking. The ideas of young/old, past and future, modern versus outdated, technology, nostalgia and futurism all seem to find a place in my work. I also believe this ties into a distinctly human theme. For example, you can pinpoint a person’s age by the technology they grew up with (Black and white TV, Rotary phone, landlines, etc.).
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