Imperial Metals Corp. Presents Binkley Sculptures at Treaty Signing

Written by admin, October 21, 2015

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I was commissioned by Imperial Metals Corporation to create three presentation gift sculptures for their subsidiary company, Red Chris Development Company Ltd. On July 27, 2015 an Impact, Benefit & Co-Management Agreement between the Tahltan Nation and Red Chris was signed. Leaders of […]

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The Owl and the Pussycat Sculpture Commission

Written by admin, September 15, 2015

I was commissioned by a long-time supporter to create a special sculpture that he wanted to give to his wife for her milestone birthday. Alleyne Cook has been our gardening mentor for decades and he and his wife, Barbara love my work. Alleyne wished to surprise her with my rendition of the Owl and the […]

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NWSSA Symposium at Suttle Lake, Oregon, USA

Written by admin, September 2, 2015

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I attended the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association’s Oregon symposium which was held at Camp Sisters on Suttle Lake situated on the east side of the Cascade Mountain range. The location was brand new for the Assoc. this year, having had […]

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Female Nude Under Drapery Sculpture

Written by admin, August 12, 2015

Michael Binkley has sculpted a female nude under a full length veil. Titled “Adrift in Veiled Gesture,” this is another in Binkley’s exploration into marble sculpture that has the illusion of a naked figure covered by thin fabric, like linen.

Carved from bardiglio marble from Carrara, Italy, this four foot tall figurative sculpture is both erotic […]

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Deaccessioning a Binkley Marble Sculpture

Written by admin, August 4, 2015

Michelle and I deaccessioned a marble female nude sculpture in our sculpture garden. I carved the piece, titled “Enya,” in 1988 for the opening of one of my exhibitions. “Enya” is carved from calacatta marble, which is quarried at Carrara, Italy, but she began to deteriorate while outdoors in the sculpture garden and became unsalable. […]

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Maria Exhibition in Assisi, Italy

Written by admin, July 27, 2015

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Michelle and I discovered a delightful sculpture exhibition while we were visiting Assisi, Italy this spring. It was in the little church, Santa Maria della Rose, just across the street from […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Final Review

Written by admin, July 9, 2015

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I will end my posts on Michelle and my visits to the Venice Biennale 2015 with the exhibit by Spanish artist, Albert Serra’s films, titled “Singularity,” 2015.

This exhibit was in a warehouse on Isola di San Pietro, […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 5

Written by admin, July 6, 2015

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British artist Sarah Lucas is the sole exhibitor in the Great Britain pavilion in il Giardino at the Venice Biennale 2015. Other than her three small scale balloon-animal cat sculptures, the rest of her work is very sexual in […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 4

Written by admin, June 29, 2015

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Blue is my favourite colour and today I’ll cover three artworks at the Venice Biennale 2015 that I was drawn to initially because of blue. Above is Turkish artist, Kutlug Ataman’s piece titled “Portrait of Sakip Sabanci”, 2011. […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 3. Chiharo Shiota.

Written by Michael Binkley, June 26, 2015

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Red. This is the first impression when I entered the Japan pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015. The sculpture, “The Key in the Hand”, 2015 is the solo artwork by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

Shiota’s sculpture comprises thousands of tiny, rusty antique […]

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