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Sculpture, Wood on Other
Size: 14 W x 26 H x 2 D in
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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 sites ancient heritage. This piece is finished with varnish then polished back to reduce the gloss and give a warm, rich, almost aged feel. Some of the accent pieces are left raw without finishing for texture. Wired to hang.
Sculpture:Wood on Other
Size:14 W x 26 H x 2 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Box
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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 The ideas of young/old, past and future, modern versus outdated, technology, nostalgia and futurism all seem to find a place in my work.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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