Michael Binkley at Harmony Arts Festival 2016

Written by Michael Binkley, August 6, 2016

I have been invited by the Harmony Arts Festival to do two interactive stone polishing demonstrations at the “Dialogue” stones in John Lawson Park in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. I did one on Wednesday afternoon and will be there again Saturday afternoon,  August 6, 2016.

The “Dialogue” stones consist of five rough marble quarry blocks of […]

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Binkley Continues His ZBrush Learning Curve

Written by Michael Binkley, July 21, 2016

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I am continuing my ZBrush tutorials and am slowly getting more confident with the 3D modelling program. As I said earlier, the learning curve is steep and without a human instructor, I am finding it very difficult to get answers to obstacles I encounter.

Sometimes […]

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Binkley Completes “The Edge of Autumn”

Written by Michael Binkley, July 5, 2016

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I am often asked where I get my inspiration for art works. I always maintain that inspiration can come from almost anywhere, as it is a rare moment when an artist’s radar is turned off. I have completed an abstract titled […]

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Binkley Female Torso Sculpture on ArtBomb Today…

Written by Michael Binkley, June 29, 2016

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I have another sculpture up for auction an ArtBomb today. This time ArtBomb has chosen a sculpture titled “Slipped Necklace,” pictured above.

“Slipped Necklace” is a female torso reclining on her right hip. I carved it so that it is balanced on a single point and the sculpture […]

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Binkley Begins a New Abstract

Written by Michael Binkley, June 21, 2016

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I began working on another abstract sculpture last summer, but after only one day of carving, I put it aside until a few days ago. I’ve been inspired to finish the piece.

It is one of the last remaining off-cut pieces of Carrara statuario marble from my Queen Mary 2 commission from […]

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Binkley Working Further with ZBrush

Written by Michael Binkley, June 18, 2016

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I am continuing my lessons with ZBrush, a virtual sculpting program that I am trying to learn. Above is a silly character that I created during one of my lessons.

The sculpting tools, nomenclature and interface are proving to be a steep learning curve, but I am soldering on. I am […]

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Female Nude Finds Home in Italy

Written by Michael Binkley, June 16, 2016

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I got an email from a new prospective collector last month, asking after my Female Torso sculpture. Nicola made an appointment to visit the gallery during his stay in Vancouver for a tech conference. He is the owner of Securcube, a digital forensics company which he has developed, based in Asolo, Italy.

He just […]

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New Binkley Bird on ArtBomb

Written by Michael Binkley, June 1, 2016

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To start the month of June, I will have another of my small bird sculptures on ArtBomb.

This bird sculpture is carved from aphrodite marble which is quarried in Alaska, USA. This sculpture composition has the bird’s head down and tail up, though a little hard to discern from looking down from […]

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Binkley Orca on ArtBomb on Friday

Written by Michael Binkley, May 25, 2016

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ArtBomb has requested another one of my pieces for their daily fine art auction and on Friday, May 27, 2016, you will have the opportunity to bid on my small leaping orca sculpture, pictured above.

I’ve carved the killer whale from a piece of allegra marble which is quarried in the Rocky […]

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Binkley Diversifying His Artistic Talents with ZBrush

Written by Michael Binkley, May 4, 2016

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I am going back to school! In an effort to add new dimensions to my skill set, I am learning to design and sculpt in virtual space by learning ZBrush through Pixologic’s online tutorials.

There are many 3D design programs on the market, but I have chosen to learn ZBrush. I was […]

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