This beautiful and intricate limited edition 3/25 bronze sculpture ‘Solstice Sketch’ is signed by the artist, Michael James Talbot to the base of the sculpture.
The ‘Sketch’ is Michael’s method of experimenting with shape, form and balance. Just as a painter will sketch various drafts for the painting they are creating, Michael does a similar thing but in three dimensions.
These sketches are early draft designs for the Emergent Collection. It is very rare for Michael to release the sketches or maquettes for a particular body of work so we are delighted to have these beautiful pieces in our gallery.
Michael creates the original clay sculpture which he then casts into bronze, uniquely finishing and patinating each sculpture. This process is wholly under his control allowing him to enhance and refine the final image. The wonder and fascination of sculpture is its ability to be a solid form that can be seen, touched and walked around and yet remain an object of pure spirit.
About Michael James Talbot
Michael James Talbot is a British sculptor, born in Staffordshire in the north of England in1959. After completing a BA honours degree in Sculpture, he gained 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.
Michael was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1997 and was elected a member of the National Sculpture Society (USA) in 2012. The inspiration for Talbot`s work has always been the human form and its dramatic poetry. It is this, together with his exquisite skills that make his work so individual, intricate and beautiful.
If you are interested in this bronze sculpture or more artwork by Michael James Talbot, please contact us.
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