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"Tonka I" is the first piece in a 3 piece series of monochromatic wall sculptures. Tonka I features a matte metallic champagne finish made from automotive enamel. The result is a stunning metallic surface that absorbs light and looks extremely rich and luxe. Four different levels of depth and thicknesses on the piece allow for striking shadows when spotlights are used to light the piece. The pinlines are metallic charcoal gunmetal and red. Finally, the name "Tonka" comes from the inspiration for these pieces. The pieces are meant to abstractly resemble Native American dancers dressed in monochromatic deerskin outfits. I tried to capture the send of movement and elegance in a modern cubist manner. Each piece is wired to hang.
Sculpture:Paint on Wood
Size:25 W x 47.5 H x 1.5 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Ships From:United States.
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 The ideas of young/old, past and future, modern versus outdated, technology, nostalgia and futurism all seem to find a place in my work.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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