Floyd Elzinga, ‘Sentinel’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Floyd Elzinga, ‘Sentinel’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Floyd Elzinga, ‘Sentinel’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Floyd Elzinga, ‘Sentinel’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Floyd Elzinga, ‘Sentinel’, 2014, Oeno Gallery

Through the subject of pine cones, Elzinga explores the function of seeds and highlights their aggressive nature. The giant scale and epic proportions of ‘Sentinel’ imbues the work with a powerful, symbolic quality; historically, pine cones have been used as symbols of immortality and fertility. The surface of this work is formed by a stable, rusted patina.