Binkley Receives New Public Art Commission for 2018




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I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the commission to create two sculptures which will adorn the entrance to a new branch of Vancity Savings Credit Union in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Vancity wants to keep you in anticipation, so I cannot divulge exactly what I will be carving. But Michelle and I are giving you a hint in the photo above when we were in Changsha, Hunan, China in 2014. There will be two companion pieces, carved in locally sourced grey granite which will flank the front doors of the new branch.

I’m looking forward to beginning the work. I’ll be posting progress updates here on my blog, so stay tuned!

18 Responses to “Binkley Receives New Public Art Commission for 2018”

  1. Diane Craven

    Congratulations Michael. I’m so happy for you and proud of you too. City of Van made a great choice!

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    • Michael Binkley

      Thanks, Diane. It’s actually Vancity that awarded the contract, not the City of Van, but it will be a public art piece.

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    • Michael Binkley

      Thank you, Audrey. The raw stone is cut and I’ll go and take a snap of them tomorrow.

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  2. Gail Kopp

    Many congratulations, Michael – well deserved! I know that they will be pleased to with the sculpture and I’m looking forward to seeing it. Sincerely, Gail

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    • Michael Binkley

      Thank you, Gail. I’ll be posting a progress post soon, but can only share some peek-a-boo photos due to my NDA with Vancity until unveiling.

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  3. A Binkley public artwork in Vancouver has been long overdue. No one has worked harder than you to get this commission; do enjoy creating it as we will enjoy beholding it . . .

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    • Michael Binkley

      Thank you so much, George. Very kind words. This was an invited call, but we are happy to have been awarded the opportunity and I’m enjoying the creative process so far. My one and only open call win was the BC Children’s Hospital “Banana Slug” last year and I owe that win to a jury of children!

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    • Michael Binkley

      Thank you, Lorenzo. Great to see you a few weeks ago. I’ll post an update on this project soon, so check back next week. Ciao!

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    • Michael Binkley

      Thanks Kent and Karen. Always grateful to all of you who have supported me for so long. Cheers!

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  4. Bob Gander

    Congratulations, Michael! Well deserved recognition. And in your home town! Given the hint, I am busy formulating ideas.

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    • Michael Binkley

      Thank you, Bob. Stay tuned for an update next week – the project is progressing.

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