Pine Cone 23-653

More Works By Floyd Elzinga Corten Steel 2024
48 × 28 × 28 in 121.92 × 71.12 × 71.12 cm 100 lbs

About Pine Cone 23-653

Inspired by the natural form, colour and texture of real pine cones, Floyd Elzinga has created an iconic series of large sculptures that have found homes in both public venues and private gardens. Elzinga’s pine cones are made from weathering steel that has been laser cut and pressed to form a three-dimensional curved shape. The finish of this one is a more natural rust colour. Suitable for display indoors or outdoors.

(My artwork is ) “Uniquely Niagara…an homage to the location as I have a real connection to the land.” 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.