Unzip The Earth by Floyd Elzinga

Floyd Elzinga

Unzip The Earth, 2018

stainless steel
22” x 22” x 53” (installation approx. 45’)

13th Street Winery Permanent Collection since 2018

This whimsical and playful outdoor installation by Floyd Elzinga is made of stainless steel and concrete bricks. The exaggerated zipper handle and brick teeth give the illusion that the earth is being unzipped. This larger-than-life everyday object is part of an edition of 9. This oversized steel zipper is Pop art inspired and explores the notion of peeling open the earth. It is also an example of how the artist uses humour in his work. Finding its way to public galleries in Portugal and Minnosota, it has become an international sensation.

About The Artist:
Elzinga holds a degree in Earth Sciences from McMaster University, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Certificate of Art Fundamentals from Sheridan College of Applied Arts & Technology. He has been exploring traditional metal working techniques to create textures and depth the same way a painter would use a paintbrush.