Binkley Owl Flies to Prince Edward Island

Written by Michael Binkley, October 24, 2016

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I am pleased to announce that my sculpture, “Stately Owl” has found the home of acupuncturist, Daniel Schulman in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Daniel contacted me via email, saying he loved the piece and wanted it to complete a vignette he was […]

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Shuswap School of Carving 2016 – Wrap-up

Written by Michael Binkley, September 28, 2016

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I lead another stone carving workshop at the Shuswap School of Carving and Arts in Sorrento, BC last week. The Shuswap Carvers Society runs the School, each year held at the Sorrento Centre […]

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Another Binkley Bird ArtBombed

Written by Michael Binkley, September 26, 2016

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I have another of my abstract bird sculptures on the auction block at ArtBomb tomorrow, photo above and more at the ArtBomb site.

This one is carved from a variety of white marble, called venato fantastico that is quarried in the […]

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Binkley teaches at BC Carving School for the Arts 2016

Written by Michael Binkley, September 18, 2016

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I will be leading a stone carving class this coming week at the BC Carving School for the Arts in Sorrento, BC. I’ve packed my portable studio and have about 1,200 pounds of limestone and Carrara marble blocks for the class participants loaded […]

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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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