From his studio on the Niagara escarpment, Canadian artist Floyd Elzinga creates work that merges iconic imagery from the landscape – the maple leaf, pine branch and pinecone – with pop art to create pieces that are playful and inspiring. Elzinga’s pinecone is an exploration of the nature of seeds and highlights their aggressive regeneration. This tabletop sculpture made of polished stainless steel balances an industrial material with a natural form.
“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.