contemporary sculptors whose focus might be considered “most Canadian”, for it is particularly this earth, these trees, and these
stones, from which his inspiration is drawn. On a grand scale, the works of Floyd Elzinga might seem at times iconic or even symbolic, were it
not for his unique ability to create and respond in such a way that the objects of contemplation seem natural to their very surroundings.
Water forms flow from stone. The wind bends the aging trunks of trees. Awe and wonder are born. While it has been said, “Floyd does in three
dimensions what the Group of Seven did in two,” his style is particularly his own. Each intervention, each installation, public or private, is
addressed anew and begins with an intent to understand the history of a place or people. Metal and stone fall way to forms and reconstitute
themselves. Nature leads the hand. Existence needs no justification, simply a gentle understanding. At times, his works seem spiritual.
The creation of quiet spaces becomes focus, and in so much, it is not unusual that galleries and even churches, continue to seek out his
work, and yet his work is most natural outdoors where it responds to the very energies from which it was created. – J. Long