The inspiration for Michael Talbot`s work has always been the human form and its dramatic poetry. “Sculpture for me” he says, “is an attempt to show and illuminate a chosen moment in time. I like to give my sculptures choreography of form, tension and balance, to lead the eye and capture a moment in time”. This poetic, almost romantic approach together with his exquisite skills renders his pure bronze sculptures individual, intricate and beautiful.
Talbot’s latest works feature a pair of elegant hands coming together to form a series of subtle messages of love. For each piece he created an original clay sculpture which he then cast into bronze using the ancient, yet timeless, lost wax method. He retained complete control over every step of the process, and in the final stage he refined and enhanced each piece with a unique patina.
Talbot was born in Staffordshire in 1963. After completing a BA honours degree in Sculpture, he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Arts in London for post graduate study in 1980, winning the coveted Landseer prize in 1983. He studied further at The Sir Henry Doulton Sculpture School under Colin Melbourne ARCA and Dame Elizabeth Frink RA. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1997 and of the National Sculpture Society (USA) in 2012.
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