More Works By Floyd Elzinga Corten Steel 2017
59 × 49 × 36 in 149.86 × 124.46 × 91.44 cm

About Segment

Segment Fire Cone measures 59 H x 49 W x 36 D inches
Rock base measures 4 H x 46 W x 60 D inches

Canadian artist Floyd Elzinga’s work explores traditional landscapes in non-traditional ways. Strongly influenced by the natural world surrounding his studio on the Niagara Escarpment, each creation is a direct reference to his distinctly Canadian perspective. This massive steel pinecone is cut lengthwise exposing a stem created from a cluster of steel rods that are secured to a stone base. The steel scales and stem of this large outdoor sculpture are allowed to rust.
“Floyd does in three dimensions what the Group of Seven did in two, his style is particularly his own”. – J. Long

“For Floyd, the pinecone represents infinite possibilities. Each pinecone has 100’s of seeds in it and each seed represents possibilities and opportunities.” Barbara Pelham, co-owner Canada House Gallery, Banff.

This work is also a 'fire cone'. Kindling and logs may be stacked within the opening of the steel rods to create a spectacular night fire.

Elzinga’s pinecone sculptures have been featured as part of Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche celebration of contemporary art. His work is 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.