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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The Sculpting Process – Before and After

Written by Michael Binkley, December 20, 2010

These two photos are of a 6′ tall limestone sculpture called “Awakening”. The before picture shows where the stone has a rough drawing on it, and the finished sculpture is in the after photo. The photos […]

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Congratulations to Sculpture Winner- Sara G.!

Written by Michael Binkley, December 16, 2010

Congratulations to the winner of the sculpture draw at the Studio Show, December 2 – 5, 2010. Many people entered their names in our free draw to win this Italian marble bear.

The winner is Sara G., a second […]

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NYC the David Rubenstein Atrium

Written by Michael Binkley, December 15, 2010

During our recent NYC trip in mid-November, we happened upon the David Rubenstein Atrium at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Running out of steam and in desperate need of an afternoon coffee, […]

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