Maple Leaf by Floyd Elzinga
Maple Leaf, 2014
140 x 48 x 27 inches
13th Street Winery Collection since 2021
The maple leaf is the most widely recognized national symbol of Canada. This stainless steel maple leaf by Floyd Elzinga first made its appearance at 13th Street Gallery during the INTO NATURE exhibition that featured Floyd Elzinga, Marianne Fowler and Carlo Amantea. Suspended from the gallery’s ceiling with airplane wire, the Maple Leaf did not disappoint, it proved to be a pleasant spectacle in the exhibition. Currently housed in a red metal structure and exposed to nature’s elements the Maple Leaf has been transformed into a kinetic sculpture blowing in the wind.
***Available for purchased through the Gallery.
About The Artist:
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.