Inspired by the tall pines that surround his studio on the Niagara escarpment, Canadian sculptor Floyd Elzinga has created a series of impressive pop art sculptures that resemble pine cones. This exquisitely detailed piece is actually designed to house logs for a fire. The end of the cone opens easily to allow for logs to be placed inside. Elzinga is best known for re-creating iconic Canadian images—the pinecone, the maple leaf and the pine branch— natural forms made out of industrial materials.
My art is my forestry … I grew up on a farm and now I make metal seeds and flowers and I'm growing a metal garden." Floyd Elzinga
His 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. Elzinga received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS.