Theta, 2020

  • carrara bianco marble
  • 3.5”H x 18.5”W x 13”D  (9cmH x 47cmW x 33cmD) – large form
  • $1,500.00

michael binkley sculptor stone sculpture abstract marble vancouver canada

michael binkley sculptor stone sculpture abstract marble vancouver canada

michael binkley sculptor stone sculpture abstract marble vancouver canada

Theta is the eighth letter in the Greek alphabet and is used in reference to mathematics and astrology. With this in mind, I was inspired to title these two abstract forms after θ, as the letter’s symbol resembles their shape and I think they look like alien spacecraft.

I found the raw marble as a off-cut from another project in the storage yard of the Seravezza, Italy studio where I rented space to work in Sept. 2018. The piece was thin, had one slow curved side to it, the result of a wire saw cut and I split it into two pieces for this sculpture. Years earlier, at Studio SEM in Pietrasanta, I worked alongside Arman Agop and was mesmerized by his simple abstract alien-like forms in black granite. I’ve channeled his work a little here.

The pieces are free to move, so the viewer can arrange the pieces in any configuration. As they stand on their curved edge bottoms, they can rock gently.

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