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Hickory Leaf by Floyd Elzinga

Floyd Elzinga

Hickory Leaf, 2017

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.”

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.

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