Grapevine by Floyd Elzinga

Floyd Elzinga


weathering steel
96” x 18” x 16”

13th Street Winery Permanent Collection

Floyd Elzinga’s work is fundamentally inspired by the natural world. Rotten stumps, broken branches, invasive species, ravaged trees as well as opposites and dysfunctional objects 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 25 years. Current themes in his work focus on broken landscapes, portraits of trees and the aggressive nature of seeds.

Cleverly employing natural and non-traditional sculpting materials, Floyd describes his conceptual sculptures as “simultaneously eternally optimistic and fatally pessimistic but rarely without a hint of humour or glimmer of hope.” With more than a decade working with steel fabrication, metal has been Floyd’s dominant choice of materials.

About The Artist:
Floyd Elzinga received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS. He has been exploring traditional metal working techniques to create textures and depth the same way a painter would use a paintbrush.