Unzip the Earth 2/9 Floyd Elzinga

Stainless Steel and Concrete
22 × 129 × 592 inches
55.88 × 327.66 × 1503.68 cm

"Unzip the Earth" is a playful, outdoor sculptural installation consisting of a steel zipper handle and concrete brick teeth that give the illusion of unzipping the hillside. The exaggerated size of this everyday object that the artist has transformed into fine art is Pop art inspired. This sculpture is number 2 in an edition of 9. Floyd Elzinga’s work explores traditional landscape through non-traditional techniques. Strongly influenced by the natural and cultivated environment surrounding his studio on the Niagara Escarpment, each creation is a direct reference to his distinctly Canadian perspective. 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 southern Ontario. Floyd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS.

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