Prayer Seed by Floyd Elzinga

Floyd Elzinga

Prayer Seed, 2018

manufacturing parts and steel
approx. 25’ long, 16’ wide

13th Street Winery Permanent Collection since 2018

This giant thistle seed is constructed entirely out of food industry components. Inspired by the aggressive nature of seeds Floyd explores the production process from both nature and industry. Working out in the Niagara Region, Elzinga gets his inspiration from rotten stumps, broken branches, invasive species, ravaged trees as well as polar opposites and dysfunctional objects. Floyd 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 seeds.

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.