Hand forged from weathering steel Floyd Elzinga’s impressive outdoor sculpture of a pine cone is designed to house logs for a fire. The end of the cone opens to allow for logs to be placed inside. Elizinga’s dynamic sculptures reflect the rugged natural landscape that surrounds his studio on the Niagara escarpment. He is best known for re-creating iconic Canadian images—the pinecone, the maple leaf and the pine branch using industrial materials. His pieces are both playful—pop art and inspiring. The pine cone sits on an angle attached to a rectangular rock base.
“I am continually surprised and inspired by a new property that the material reveals and a whole new style or body of work results. I love the way light plays off the surface.” 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.