Pine Cone 24-240

More Works By Floyd Elzinga Corten Steel 2024
96 × 50 × 50 in 243.84 × 127 × 127 cm 1000 lbs

About Pine Cone 24-240

Canadian sculptor Floyd Elzinga’s pine cones have become one of his signature images and now grace many outdoor venues in Canada. Three large pine cones like this one, forged from corten steel, were recently installed at Trent University in Ontario. The exquisite detail of each pine cone faithfully represents the natural form; the highly polished silvery finish of this one reflects light beautifully. Suitable for display indoors or outdoors.

"What I love about seeds is their rugged durability and adept design involved in promoting self-reproduction.” Floyd Elzinga

“Much like a painter with a brush, Elzinga uses metal-working machinery to create textures and strokes, with a color palette determined through means of polishing, burnishing, sanding, grinding, rusting, or heating.”
Paul McAtomney, Landscape Architects Network

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.