Classic Cone 24-239

More Works By Floyd Elzinga Corten Steel 2024
48 × 48 × 48 in 121.92 × 121.92 × 121.92 cm 340 lbs

About Classic Cone 24-239

The large pine cone sculptures by Floyd Elzinga have become beloved and collected classics that now grace many public venues in the country. The Canadian artist has acquired a reputation as a superb craftsman—each pine cone is hand forged; its dynamic form mirrors the natural shape. This large pine cone is made from corten steel and features a dark gray patina. Suitable for display indoors or out.

“Seeds embody a stereotypical potential and that idea of the potential of a seed is magnified by 10 to 200 times in a pinecone." Floyd Elzinga

“For Floyd, the pinecone represents infinite possibilities. Each pine cone has hundreds of seeds in it and each seed represents possibilities, opportunities. And I think that the pinecones magnified to this scale represent how great opportunities are and how accessible many opportunities are to many people. “ Barbara Pelham, Canada House Gallery, Banff, Alberta

Floyd Elzinga received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS. Elzinga has been an artist in residence in both India and Vietnam. At the foot of Everest he had the unique experience of creating art from collected waste and in Hanoi he attended a symposium that attracted sculptors from all over the world to contribute to South East Asia’s largest sculpture park. Floyd Elzinga’s pinecone sculptures have been featured as part of Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche celebration of contemporary art, and his work is held in collections across Ontario and in the US. He lives and works in Niagara, Ontario.