Backdrop of Time, 2013
• carrara bardiglio marble & granite
• 48” H x 12” W x 8” D (122cm H x 30cm W x 20cm D)
• $ 6,500.00 US
Michael Binkley carved this original fine art abstract sculpture from bardiglio marble which is quarried at Carrara, Italy.
The form of the sculpture is a simple asymmetrical vertical composition that is narrow at the bottom and top and gently swells in the middle. Binkley feels the piece should be displayed on a low pedestal as this allows the physical presence of the sculpture’s mass to be appreciated the best. In this attitude, it almost seems as if the sculpture is a silent, cloaked person standing in the room.
The stone is a dark grey when sanded smooth and a wax finish is applied. This accounts for the dark elliptical surface at the top of the sculpture. The sides are all treated with a fine file finish that follow the vertical lines of the art work. These result in the light grey colour and are an interesting texture to touch and the tiny vertical shadows caused by the file grooves add visual interest. It is mounted on a highly polished black granite cube that contrasts with the matte finish of the sculpture and secured by a hidden steel pin. The sculpture and base can be separated and the sculpture can freely turn to any attitude.I would like more information about this sculpture