Brookfield Place celebrates Earth Day 2015 with an installation featuring large scale sculptural elements by Canadian artist Floyd Elzinga.
Rotten stumps, broken branches, invasive species, ravaged trees, as well as polar opposites and dysfunctional objects; these are the things that excite Floyd Elzinga. The artist made a career out of highlighting and glorifying these through three dimensional sculptures, relief work, and environmental installations for the past 15 years. Elzinga creates objects from nature – pine cones, leaves, trees – out of solid steel. His technique morphs an unrelenting material into intricate natural forms. His sculptures represent the natural environment, which always seeks to thrive, regrow, and renew. His practice connects to themes of nature and the environment from a place that is deeply rooted in Canadian artistic traditions. Current themes in his work focus on broken landscapes, portraits of trees, and the aggressive nature of seeds.