Can you guess what's strange about these pine cones?

Illustration for article titled Can you guess whats strange about these pine cones?

Here's a hint: try guessing what they're made of.

This coniferous installation is the work of Floyd Elzinga, who uses three-dimensional sculpture, relief work and environmental installations to highlight "broken landscapes, portraits of trees and the aggressive nature of seeds." Here, he's welded together steel spade heads to create a series of massive metal pine cones.

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Illustration for article titled Can you guess whats strange about these pine cones?

Check out more of Elzinga's work on his website.

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Man! The artist really had to dig deep to come up with this, didn't he?