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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The LEGO Inspiration

Written by Michael Binkley, January 6, 2011

picture of LEGO sculptor

I received a small kit of LEGO blocks in my stocking this year – Santa knows that I keep the child inside alive. It took me back to my childhood and tweens, when LEGO was my […]

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Place Art in the Bathroom – Yes, You Can!

Written by Michael Binkley, December 27, 2010

powder room displaying sculpture and paintings

A collector came by the other day to pick up a piece he had recently purchased at our Studio Show. It was a 12″ square charcoal of a nude with her back turned […]

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Photographing Sculpture

Written by Michael Binkley, December 23, 2010

photo of black sculpture and white sculpture against white background

An interesting note about photographing sculpture:

When using a contrasting background colour to the subject, the eye is initially drawn to the profile shape of the sculpture. Then the […]

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