Binks is excited about Open Studios and is currently focussed on mixed-media sculptures and what she calls "tiny world" creations, or small dioramas that are windows onto other, secret worlds. Some of her perennial favourites will be part of the party as well.
Natural Inspirations at the Gallery at the Guild in Chipping Campden: http://www.thegalleryattheguild.co.uk/, 14 July-24 August 2017 with a meet-the-makers day on Saturday 15 July from 12 noon-3 pm.
Contemporary Crafts at WOA (West Oxford Arts) from 5-26 August: http://www.westoxarts.com/
Made in the Cotswolds, 23 & 24 September 2017: https://www.facebook.com/events/1602120346469557/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%...
Potters Jolley annual exhibition at the Little VIllage Hall in Blockley, 21 & 22 October, 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4.30pm Sunday
Winter Open Studios hosted by Claire Henley, 25 & 26 November, with Private View on 24 Nov from 7-10 pm, 142 LOXLEY ROAD, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON CV37 7DT
Christmas Open Studios at the Gallery at Unit 13, Alice Shepherd's gallery at Ditchford Farm, dates to be announced.
Binks hopes you can make it to some of these events and looks forward to welcoming you with a refreshing beverage, yummy treat, and some good catch-up or get-to-know you conversation~
Storytelling, narrative and the mysterious language of dreams captured the imagination of Binks (Bianca) Edmonds from childhood, and continue to inspire her creations now.
As an ‘army brat,’ the daughter of an American military man and Japanese mother, she travelled around the world and was exposed to mythologies of various countries. These feed into her work: the figure of Crow stealing the sun to give the gift of light to humans; a boy-god riding a giant koi; a tirelessly galloping horse that represents creative power.
Growing up in the American Southwest, she was influenced by Native American artwork and beliefs. Animal figurines, called fetishes, represent the energies of the animals they depict and impart the guidance and insight of that particular animal. Because Binks feels a strong connection to animals, many fetish-like figures make their way into her work.
Through her mother, Binks gained appreciation of ceramics; organic forms; wabi-sabi, or the beauty of imperfection; and asymmetrical balance.
Binks has been a resident of the UK since 2000 and the Cotswolds since 2006. She lives with her British partner and their cat, also British, as evidenced by her love of scones.
Binks may be reached via her Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/BinkArt and clicking on the Contact link on her profile page.