The Kiss by Floyd Elzinga
The Kiss, 2019
38” x 49” x 25”
available for purchase (POR)
Raised by Dutch immigrant parents in Jarvis, Ontario, Floyd Elzinga grew up actively involved in the landscape of their family’s dairy farm. Drawing from agricultural and nature, “The Kiss” is a product of Floyd’s strong influence by the natural and cultivated environment directly surrounding his studio in Beamsville, Ontario. Elzinga uses cold and urban metals to create warm and rustic landscape narratives. With inspiration from the 1960s Land Art and conceptual movements he creates contemporary Canadian sculptural objects.
“I am drawn to the distinction between polar opposites. Subsequently, duality is an underlying theme in my work. I employ natural and non-traditional sculpting materials to create conceptual sculptures, but more than a decade of steel fabrication has made metals my dominant choice of materials. I was initially drawn to using steel as a material because of its plastic nature. It is common, fast working material that is very forgiving allowing me to sketch my thoughts in line-drawing style panels and persuasively formed sculptures.”
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.