Adam & Eve, 2015
• cararra petacchi marble & granite
• 18” H x 9” W x 8” D (each) (46cm H x 23cm W x 20cm D)
• private collection, Port Moody, BC, Canada
This original fine art stone sculpture of male and female nude torsos is carved from a variety of white marble quarried at the famous town of Carrara, Italy. The stone has a white background with lacy striations of light grey. Michael Binkley mounted them both on a base of charcoal grey granite.
The sculptures are separate, but the two bases have a jagged edge that allow them to fit together, seemingly to become one sculpture. This is to reflect the Biblical story, Genesis 2:22, where God creates Eve from Adam’s rib – the female becoming separate from the male.
Binkley has given the sculptures a silky smooth matte finish that is wonderful to touch and gives the marble the ability to successfully hold shadows. These are important to describe the subtle anatomical features of each nude.
They now reside in a private collection in a high rise condominium with the sky as their backdrop and constantly changing light.