Adrift in Veiled Gesture, 2012
• carrara bardiglio marble
• 48” H x 15” W x 8” D (122cm H x 38cm W x 20cm D)
• $9,500.00 US
Michael Binkley has sculpted an original fine art stone sculpture of a female nude under a full length veil. Titled “Adrift in Veiled Gesture,” this is another in Binkley’s exploration into marble sculpture that has the illusion of a naked figure covered by thin fabric.
Carved from bardiglio marble from Carrara, Italy, this four foot tall figurative sculpture is both erotic and ghostly at the same time. Binkley has sculpted the head, arms, hips and legs of the female nude in profile as she stands in classic contraposto with her weight on her right leg. He has revealed the details of her right breast and nipple, her mons veneris, buttocks and navel as an illusion of emerging from under the fabric that covers her. Her face emerges from between the folds of fabric covering her head.
Binkley has used a fine file finish on the artwork, making it appear to be covered by linen, both to the eye and to the touch. This marble is light grey in colour and there is a band of slightly darker grey veining that encircles the calves of the figure.