Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 2

Written by Michael Binkley, June 22, 2015

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Above and below is “Night Blooming […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Overview

Written by Michael Binkley, June 17, 2015

michael binkley sculptor sculpture venice biennale 2015 vancouver canadaMichelle and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation in Italy. We began our trip in Venice, and we took in the 2015 Venice Biennale – arguably the most prestigious fine art exhibition in the world.

Over the course […]

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Vancouver Spring 2015 Carving Course A Success

Written by Michael Binkley, May 14, 2015

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My friends, George Pratt and Andrew Pothier and I presented “Vancouver Spring” again and our intensive stone carving instruction course was another success. We held the event on the premises of Pothier Enterprises Ltd., in Delta, BC, Canada from […]

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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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