Michael Binkley, Biography

I want to reconnect individuals to their primal instinct of touch. The experience of touch is quickly de-programmed in most of us during childhood. Don't touch is a phrase often spoken to a child during formative years, and we learn that it is almost taboo to touch objects. This imposed societal constraint pushes our desire to touch to a deep place within us and sculpture is one means to resurface that instinct.

When carving sculpture I try to pay as much attention to the finishing of the piece as I do to the design - different textures are integral to the piece itself, as it  supports my desire to have people touch my work as part of their interaction with a particular piece.

In our contemporary world of conceptual art as popular art form, I believe there is missing piece that dismisses line and form, positive and negative space and composition of a discrete sculpture, which I feel is truly valuable in aiding an individual s interaction with art through touch. 

I give thanks for two main blessings in my artistic path. I was fortunate to have experienced my epiphany at an early age, which has allowed me to pursue my passion for sculpture as both a young and middle aged man. And I have the foundation of an international group of collectors that have allowed me to remain self-represented and I am eternally grateful to the support and patronage of this group. I ve heard it said that it takes a that it takes a village to raise a child, and I believe it takes a community to raise an Artist.

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 MICHAEL BINKLEY Sculptor

MICHAEL BINKLEY
Sculptor


COLLECTORS:

Bryan Adams
Jann Arden
Cecilia Bartoli
Peter Bentley
BC Children's Hospital
BCIT
B.C. Sugar Ltd.
Blundell Seafoods Ltd.
Peter Brown
Canyon Ranch
SpaClub City of Changsha
City of Vancouver
City of White Rock
Chris Carter
Clark Wilson LLC
Cunard Line Ltd.
District North Vancouver
Gary Fitzgerald
Gordon Diamond
Sir Richard Glyn
Gotack Transportation Ltd.
Doug Holtby
Husky Oil Ltd.
Laguna Reef Inn
Napili Kai Beach Resort
PABS Ltd.
Oscar Peterson
Mary Pratt
RCS Enterprises Ltd.
Ricoh Electronics Ltd.
Sea Lion Pointe Lodge SFU
Sterling Winthrop Pharm.
David Terrant
Tyndallstone Lodge
UBC
Vancouver Board of Trade
West Coast Reduction