How Much “Hands-On” Must Qualify for Authorship? Pt. 4

Written by Michael Binkley, April 26, 2015

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I have been writing about how much “hands-on” work must be done for an artist to claim full authorship of a sculpture (see Pt. 1 , Pt. 2 , and Pt. 3).

Up until recently, I have carved every one of […]

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How Much “Hands-On” Must Qualify for Authorship? Pt. 3

Written by Michael Binkley, April 23, 2015

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I have been writing about how much “hands-on” work must be done for an artist to claim full authorship of a sculpture (see Pt. 1 and Pt. 2).

In 2006, I received a commission for a public art sculpture […]

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How Much “Hands-On” Must Qualify for Authorship? Pt. 2

Written by Michael Binkley, April 21, 2015

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Previously, I wrote about how much “hands-on” work must be done in order for an artist to claim full authorship of an artwork. I wrote about the Artigiani of Italy and the following is my first experience working side […]

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How Much “Hands-On” Work Must Qualify for Authorship? Pt. 1

Written by Michael Binkley, April 17, 2015

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Recently, there has been some discussion on social media about artistic authorship and how much of an artist’s “hands-on” work must be done to ethically qualify the resulting artwork as their own. Up until recently, I have […]

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Start with Art 2015

Written by Michael Binkley, April 13, 2015

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Once again, I am donating an original marble sculpture to the Seymour Art Gallery’s annual “Start with Art” exhibition. This event is specifically aimed at a younger audience, wherein Vancouver artists are invited to exhibit an artwork which […]

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Mermaid Sculpture Under Snow

Written by Michael Binkley, March 23, 2015

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As we say goodbye to the Winter season and hello to Spring, I thought it would be fun to share two shots of one of my sculptures under a dusting of the only snow of the past season. The photos were […]

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New Corporate Presentation Gift Sculptures

Written by Michael Binkley, February 23, 2015

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I was commissioned to carve two retirement gift sculptures for personnel at the Maine, USA subsidiary plant of a local Vancouver paper company.

The soaring eagle sculpture went to the retiring plant general manager and the subject was chosen as often in […]

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Valentine’s Day at Yanghu Park, Changsha, China

Written by Michael Binkley, February 16, 2015

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My sculpture, “Look to the Horizon” was the inspiration for a Valentine’s Day event held beside it in Yanghu Wetland Park, Changsha, Hunan, China this past weekend.

Couples were invited to stand back to back, imitating my sculpture of […]

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Abstract Sculpture Alteration in Sidney, Canada

Written by Michael Binkley, February 11, 2015

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I traveled to Sidney, on Vancouver Island to make an alteration to one of my granite abstract sculptures. A pair of my long-time collectors has moved to Sidney to a beautiful waterfront home […]

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Changsha Sculpture Festival 2014 Seen from Space

Written by Michael Binkley, January 4, 2015

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The organizers of the Changsha International Sculpture Festival 2014 have contacted each of us participating artists to inform us that they will soon be installing our finished sculptures in their permanent locations in the Yanghu Wetland […]

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