Binkley Visits Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

Written by Michael Binkley, February 15, 2019

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I have always wanted to visit the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Spain and I finally realized this goal with a visit on February 10, 2019. I have read about the architecture of the Museum and seen a few photographs of it, but I was startled […]

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Binkley Completes His Andalusian Residency

Written by Michael Binkley, February 11, 2019

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I have completed my Artist in Residency at the Kitty Harri Sculpture Garden in Andalusia, Spain. It has been a wonderful experience and I produced two large sculptures for the permanent international art collection which I hope will […]

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Binkley Nearing Completion of Andalusian Residency

Written by Michael Binkley, January 16, 2019

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I have been enjoying my residency at the Kitty Harri Sculpture Garden in Andalusia, Spain.

I have been tasked wth carving two sculptures for the Garden’s permanent public art collection. My first piece, executed during the month of December, 2018 is a classical […]

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Binkley is Artist in Residence in Andalusia

Written by Michael Binkley, December 16, 2018

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I have begun my two month residency at the Kitty Harri Sculpture Garden on a shoulder of the mountain above Otivar, Spain in the Andalusia region and just inland from Almuñecar on the Costa del Sol. This magical space was founded at the turn of […]

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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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