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Michael Binkley North Vancouver, BC

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Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

This abstract form is an enlarged version of a small sculpture I carved many years ago from a scrap piece of rainforest marble. The underside of the sculpture is an arched negative space and the piece balances on two curved knife edges. Thus, the sculpture rocks gently, giving it a kinetic quality. The upper surfaces are alternately flat and gently curving, with long, sweeping edges. These create wonderful shadows, and with the smooth matte finish, are exquisite to touch.

This variety of marble was quarried at Nootka Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and is characterized by its dove grey colour with striations of white and black. This particular piece exhibits a spectacular array of colours and patterns that makes me think of ocean waves or photographs of deep space. On the one hand, the pattern on the top looks like breaking surf on a beach. On the other, the grey pattern on the large vertical side looks like stars in the night sky. I feel the sculpture looks like an alien spacecraft and this inspired the title “Aphelion.”

Technique:Nootka Marble
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Unframed Size:8in x 22in x 12in
Frame:Not framed
Weight:Unknown; Contact sales for a shipping quote
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Michael Binkley

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Binkley is best known for his original stone sculpture in a wide range of idiom, medium and scale. He strives to create artwork that entices the viewer to touch.

"I had my epiphany at the age of 20 to turn my artistic path to stone sculpture while in Florence, Italy after I witnessed first hand the unfinished works of Michelanglo. My first love is the human form, but I also enjoy creating abstracts and wildlife iimages."

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