These giants pine cone sculptures are made from old shovel blades and discarded shovels by Canadian artist Floyd Elzinga. Floyd Elzinga works with a wide variety of materials to create sculptural landscapes installations. Their great size expresses what he calls “the aggressive nature of seeds.“
I love pine cones, art and recycling. So, this is like my fav thing ever!
Where are these please?
That is awsome
Awesome outdoor art. I’m curious, how many shovels did it take?
OMG!!!! Different and unique WOW
I need a lot of old, rusted shovels now. :)
This is incredible.
that is so cool…..
fantastic! must share please!
So cool! Love it!
I’m getting waves of tortured nostalgic angst for the long dead thriving fertility of industrial labour peopled by, well, people, wielding tools built for human hands. This is counterpointed with a fresh hope for rebirth of fertile community from the fertile yet dormant seed of the old that must transform to new. Do I get a cigar?
Who’d have thought it?
I absolutely LOVE those pine cone sculptures…I wish I could have at least 3 of them….would be perfect on our property. i SALUTE YOU Floyd Elzinga they are wonderful.
I wonder how big this is. Love it!! Great job and philosophy!
These are not actually made from old shovels. Each piece is careful cut from core 10 steel or stainless and welded together. We bought one from Floyd last year. It’s amazing.
Thanks Marc for setting that straight, they actually don’t look like shovel blades anyway. I very much like the artwork but I would have been mortified to see good old tools made of quality steel, welded together like this. There are so few good garden tools left, we’re using my grandfather’s which he bought new in 1920 when he started as a professional gardener. The whole idea of recycling or upcycling to me, is to take something that has been discarded as having no intrinsic use and remake it into something beautiful or functional or both. There are some fantastic… Read more »
Love the art.
Must point out that this in not “recycling.”
This is “reusing.”
Recycle refers to the process of sending something back thru the production cycle that made it in the first place, like melting down bottles and making more bottles out of them.
Remember the old adage, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”?