The inspiration for Michael Talbot`s work has always been the human form and its dramatic poetry. “Sculpture, for me, is an attempt to show and illuminate a chosen moment in time. I like to give my sculptures choreography of form, tension and balance.” This poetic, almost romantic approach, together with his exquisite skills, renders Talbot’s pure bronze sculptures completely individual, in both their intricate styling and inherent beauty.
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 creates an original clay sculpture which is then cast into bronze using the ancient, yet timeless, lost wax method. This means that Talbot retains complete control over every step of the creative process, and in the final stage, allowis him to refine and enhance each piece with a unique patina.
Talbot was born in Staffordshire in 1963. After completing a BA Honours 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