Binkley Experimenting with Adobe Draw

Written by Michael Binkley, November 19, 2018

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Michelle and I have a month of travel between our two months working in studio in Italy and my Artist in Residency in Otivar, Spain. To keep my “finger in the pie” so to speak, I’ve discovered an app for my […]

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Binkley Visits Museo di Gigi Guadagnucci

Written by Michael Binkley, November 7, 2018

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How have I not heard of the incredible sculptor, Gigi Guadagnucci before? Nicolas Bertoux suggested we visit the only museum in Versilia dedicated to a single artist at Villa della Rinchiostra, owned by the Malaspina family, in Massa, Italy. Guadagnucci was a good […]

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Binkley Visits Marmo + Mac in Verona, Italy

Written by Michael Binkley, October 30, 2018

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I joined the crew from the ARTCO studio and we traveled to Verona, Italy to attend Marmo + Mac, the world’s largest trade show for stone. This international event is a showcase for anything to do with the quarrying, […]

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Binkley Tours the Fantiscritti Quarry in Carrara

Written by Michael Binkley, October 21, 2018

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Michelle and I and some friends took a tour of the Fantiscritti marble quarry east of Carrara, Italy. We calculated a morning with good weather, as the clouds and accompanying storms can swoop in very quickly in the afternoons. We chose a Sunday, […]

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Binkley Demonstrates Pneumatic Hammer and Chisel in Italy

Written by Michael Binkley, October 17, 2018

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I’ve been working for 5 weeks now at my friends’ studio in Seravezza, Italy and am pleased that my Muse has returned. One of the key goals of Michelle’s and my year living and working abroad has been fulfilled.

I was […]

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Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Studio Worktable

Written by Michael Binkley, September 22, 2018

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I’ve been working at the studio of my friends, Nicolas Bertoux and Cynthia Sah in Seravezza. Italy now for three weeks, looking to entice my Muse back. I am happy to report she has been waiting for me and has […]

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Binkley Begins Work in Studio in Seravezza, Italy

Written by Michael Binkley, September 9, 2018

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A big part of Michelle’s and my Intermission Year abroad is for me to once again work under the Tuscan sun in a marble carving studio, this time in Seravezza, Italy. After three months of traveling across the USA, the […]

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Steel Sculpture at Kuresaarre Castle, Estonia

Written by Michael Binkley, August 6, 2018

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Michelle and I drove from Oslo, through Sweden to our most northern point of our “Intermission Year” at Kalix, before driving down the length of Finland to Helsinki, then on the ferry to Estonia.

We were hosted at our friend, Kara at her […]

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Visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway

Written by Michael Binkley, July 9, 2018

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Many years ago, longtime supporters and collectors, the Stormorkens told me about a sculpture park in their native country that I simply had to visit. As a stone sculptor, they felt I really should know about Gustav Vigeland and his work. I researched […]

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Visit the Royal Palace Gardens in Oslo, Norway

Written by Michael Binkley, July 5, 2018

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We walked from our B&B through a bit of Oslo, Norway and discovered the Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Sculpture Park within the Royal Palace Gardens. It is designed specifically for children, by children. The project was started in 2016 and is funded […]

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