Michael James Talbot is a British sculptor, born in Staffordshire in the north of England in 1959.
Ophelia was the first piece in his Emergent Collection. When He started on this piece idea was about the body and spirit floating, rising above the concerns of her life, transported in a steam of dappled light and mist. The inspiration for these effects was taken from light reflecting off moving water onto adjacent surfaces, originally in the enigmatic waterways of Venice. This inspiration has led to an intense and ongoing study of patina effects giving the sculpture a liberating painterly aspect.