A Little Impulse, 2010
• carrara petacchi marble & granite
• 33” H x 5” W x 8” D (84cm H x 13cm W x 20cm D)
• $ 1,450.00 US
Michael Binkley carved this original abstract stone female nude sculpture from white marble from Carrara, Italy. It is mounted on a red granite base with a steel pin which is free to turn or be removed. This allows the sculpture to be easily turned to any viewing angle and the base can be removed for easy transport.
The surface of the sculpture is a smooth, matte finish which allows the marble to hold shadows very successfully. The top of the granite base is highly polished and the circular sides are a matte finish.
The classical hourglass shape of a female nude is apparent, but the shoulders and breasts are stylized into one solid as are the hips, thighs and buttocks. The legs and neck have been elongated and the ends are slightly flared. The whole composition is bowed backwards so the marble sculpture arches like a archer’s taut bow.
All the compositional elements combine to give the title, a “little impulse” of movement.I would like more information about this sculpture