Coated Steel and Stainless Steel
36" x 12"
Art & Music- Earls Court Gallery is also excited to offer a musical component to this artwork that can be experienced online. Musicians Bob Friesen and George Brasovan selected this artwork and made reactive compositions. These compositions are easily heard by scanning the artwork’s accompanying QR code with your phone's camera- click the link and listen.
Primarily inspired by the natural world, Elzinga frequently uses to reference aspects of agriculture, politics and religion. "I am drawn to explore, highlight, and create objects and ideas that embody polar opposites and as a result, a strong dualist theme is present in my work. I have been exploring the tradition of landscape painting through non-traditional materials and techniques; my recent works are sculptural metal reliefs focused on broken landscapes and portraits of trees."
"What began as a simple and campy reference to works by the Group of Seven spawned a series of pieces emphasizing anthropomorphized trees. I am inspired by the tenacity and resiliency in trees as they grow under constant and relentless stress. I use the structure and shape of trees as a metaphor. I create portraits of trees that highlight strength in spite of torturous prevailing conditions. Rotten stumps, wind flagged branches, invasive species, and wind ravaged trees capture and illustrate the essence of both gentle and destructive forces."