First Anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Written by Michael Binkley, February 12, 2011

Today marks the one year anniversary of the opening of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. This video was aired on NBC, just prior to the American coverage of the Games. It has been dubbed “Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans”, and most of us Canadians found this to be quite flattering.

I must admit that during […]

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Next Generation of Sculpture Collectors

Written by Michael Binkley, February 9, 2011

Child's hands holding sculpture

One of my patrons brought her school age granddaughter to the gallery to choose a sculpture for herself. I was flattered that both found my work worthy of their time, and I always welcome an opportunity […]

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How a Self Portrait Can Be Perceived by Others

Written by Michael Binkley, February 4, 2011

This short, 5-minute video, “I AM ME”, shows how self expression can be perceived by others. Two strangers were asked to draw a self-portrait, then the other assessed the individual based on what they saw in the drawing. The film was made by an emerging filmmaker, Janelle Huopalainen, who is currently attending Capilano University’s Documentary […]

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Subsurface Scattering and Fine Art Sculpture

Written by Michael Binkley, February 1, 2011

female torso original fine art sculpture

Industrial designer, Ernest McCrank attended my Studio Show last December and after admiring one of my sculptures, remarked to me that he was fascinated by the subsurface scattering he observed. I had never heard […]

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Underwater Sculpture

Written by Michael Binkley, January 29, 2011

I came across this example of sculpture used in a most wonderful way. It is sculpture that is displayed under water, and they have been purposely placed to form artificial reefs.

The Artist, Jason de Caires Taylor is the creator of these brilliant sculptures that help form […]

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Restaurant After Meal Sweet Spoon

Written by Michael Binkley, January 26, 2011

after meal sweet at Fishworks restaurant

Michelle and I recently tried out a restaurant new to us in our neighbourhood. Fishworks opened about a year ago, with a hip interior design that is contemporary and inviting. The clean, simple designed […]

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Living Walls and Design

Written by Michael Binkley, January 22, 2011

An exciting Vancouver Company called Green Over Grey tackles vertical green walls of plants. These are full installation pieces that are designed with longevity, sustainability and health in mind. In a world where vertical space and realm are […]

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Small Scale Portrait Sculpture

Written by Michael Binkley, January 19, 2011

picture of Roman antiquity and Binkley portrait sculpture

In the fall of 2010, I received a commission to do a portrait of a patron’s girlfriend in the attitude of an ancient Roman marble statue. The only caveat was that the […]

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The Artistic Vision of Rainer Maria Rilke

Written by Michael Binkley, January 17, 2011

rainer maria rilke on michael binkley's blog

Rainer Maria Rilke was an Austrian poet who lived from 1875 to 1926. Often referred to as the most significant of German language poets, his writing has often been a place of […]

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George Minne at Neue Galerie, New York City

Written by Michael Binkley, January 12, 2011

George Minne marble sculptures of kneeling youths

On a recent trip to New York City, we visited the Neue Galerie to see the Messerschmidt exhibition. To be sure, the character head studies in lead and tin done by the artist over 250 years ago were all stunning.

But what […]

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