Imposing in its scale and detail, Floyd Elzinga has created another outdoor sculpture inspired by the tall pines that surround his Niagara studio. This large pine cone forged from weathering steel mimics both the organic form and the patina of a pine cone one might find on the forest floor. Elzinga’s work is playful pop art that marries natural shapes with industrial materials.
“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.