Biomorphic Form #3
• carrara statuario marble
• 11” H x 14” W x 9” D (28cm H x 36cm W x 23cm D)
• $ 2,500.00 US SOLD
Michael Binkley carved this original fine art abstract stone sculpture from white marble quarries at the famous town of Carrara, Italy. There are dozens of varieties of white marble from Carrara, and this particular variety is called statuario, or statuary. This is the most pure white and sought after variety of Carrara marble, yet this particular piece has a very slight veining of light grey and caramel. Binkley found these to be very attractive, as they show that the material is made by Mother Nature and not man made.
This abstract form was inspired by a sprouting pea seed, wherein the first shoot of growth emerges from the bottom of the seed, wraps around the seed pod and then grows upward. Binkley carved several strands which liken to a shoot, wrap around the sculpture and two morph into a female vulva. The outside profile of the marble sculpture is that of an chicken egg.
The surfaces of the entire sculpture are silky smooth, yet matte which gives the marble the ability to successfully hold dramatic shadow.
Binkley is illustrating that there is a common thread between the reproductive system of a plant, of an animal and of humans.I would like more information about this sculpture