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Floyd Elzinga

17-252 Hickory Leaf, 2017

17-252 Hickory Leaf, 2017

Size
$10,000.00 CAD

weathering steel

192” x 48” x 35”

Provenance:

Available for purchase (POR)

Literature:

It is easy to be seduced by this oversized dried up weathered Hickory leaf; its unsettling beauty captures our gaze. Canadian sculptor Floyd Elzinga’s work merges iconic imagery from the Canadian landscape such as this leaf, with Pop art to create works that are both playful and inspiring. With a distinctly Canadian perspective, Floyd’s work draws on nature’s imagery whiles exploring the physical properties of steel.

Elzinga’s art has been described as “a modern take on the Group of Seven – in 3D”. exploring the physical properties of steel –its malleable, plastic and forgiving nature, its range of colours and textured surfaces.

Artist Statement:

“The art I create is a tangled web of pronouncement and investigation summarized in a tangible and critical display of unsettling beauty. My work is simultaneously eternally optimistic and fatally pessimistic but rarely without a hint of humour or glimmer of hope”

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About Floyd Elzinga

Rotten stumps, broken branches, invasive species, ravaged trees as well as polar opposites and dysfunctional objects; these are the things that excite Floyd Elzinga. He has made a career out of highlighting and glorifying these through three dimensional sculpture, relief work and environmental installations for over 15 years. Current themes in his work focus on broken landscapes, portraits of trees and the aggressive nature of seeds.

Floyd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS. He was initially drawn to steel, due to its malleable, plastic and forgiving nature, and he continues to utilize its range of colours as well as the way light plays off the surface. He has been exploring traditional metal working techniques to create textures and depth the same way a painter would use a paintbrush.

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