Journey is a beautiful piece designed by well known artist, Kitty Cantrell.
This eagle is captured in a moment in time. Living up to an estimated 30 years, an eagle has a long journey ahead of him as do we.
This sculpture is a combination of various fine metals such as lost wax bronze, fine pewter, brass, copper, 24 karat gold vermeil, and various hot torched acid patinas such as black nickel, rose copper, and turquoise, to highlight the sculpture. In addition, the sculpture may contain embellishments such as Lucite. The vibrant colors in each sculpture are a result of a patina technique using heat, various chemicals, and acid to permanently oxidize the colors to the metal sculpture.
Limited edition sculpture that comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Made In The USA.
About the Studio:
Starlite Studio™ has revolutionized the world of Mixed Media® sculpture by combining materials such as lost wax bronze, fine pewter, 24 karat gold, brass, copper, and Lucite®. Mixed Media® combined with Lucite® adds another dimension of rich color and texture. Starlite’s unique manufacturing process enables us to achieve the highest details possible, without losing any of the artist’s original interpretation.
Starlite Originals, LLC prides itself on beautifully hand-crafted works of fine art. Since 1972, the Beckerman family has managed and grown the business in Los Angeles. Starlite Originals represents sculptors through its Starlite Studio Division. Fine artists such as Kitty Cantrell, Christopher Pardell, and Dan Medina, to name a few, have turned to Starlite Originals to bring their artistic vision to life. The artwork represents the individual visions of these gifted artists that design and sculpt for Starlite Originals Studios, as well as the company's commitment to showcasing new and provocative looks and styles.
About the Artist:
Award-winning artist Kitty Cantrell is best known for her striking sculpture of North American wildlife. Intricately designed and detailed her sculptures to capture the true expressions of animals that have never known human touch.
Wolves, eagles, and humpback whales are just a few subjects this native Californian has chosen to sculpt since beginning her professional career. Cantrell believes that the art she creates is a tool for spreading a deeper understanding of the earth’s creatures. “If my sculptures can make people think about wildlife,” Kitty says, “then maybe they will feel compelled to help protect it.”
As a native of Southern California, Kitty Cantrell attributes her respect for all living things to a childhood spent in the Mojave Desert. It was in this arid environment that she became acutely aware of the rhythms of nature and she constantly challenges herself to incorporate this understanding into her artwork.
Kitty Cantrell has had a lifelong fascination with everything wild. She has studied the behaviors of animals with an artist’s eye and imagination. Her driving passion has been to capture the essence of the animals she chooses to depict in her artwork. As a self-taught sculptor, she has refined her skills as an artist for nearly a quarter of a century. It is her unique ability to capture the emotion of how we as the viewer feel about the animals she chooses to create, which has won her countless awards and critical acclaim. Her identification with the subject matter has led her to be one of the most widely collected wildlife artists working in the United States today.
- What are Starlite’s sculptures made of?
All Starlite Originals sculptures begin from an original made of plasticine, the result of an artists’ sculpting and re-sculpting soft clay. From these originals, first-generation models are created. Each sculpture is sectioned into a myriad of component parts and placed into molds for the creation of individual cavities. Starlite’s sculptures are made from one or any combination of different materials. Such materials can be categorized by bronze, pewter, Lucite, acrylic, porcelain, resin, and wood.
- Exactly What is Mixed Media?
It is a combination of various fine metals such as lost wax bronze, fine pewter, brass, copper, 24 karat gold vermeil, and various hot torched acid patinas such as black nickel, rose copper, and turquoise, to highlight the sculpture. In addition, the sculpture may contain embellishments such as Lucite.
- How Are The Sculptures Made?
The original sculpture is delivered to the foundry by the artist in the form of plasticine. Working models are created from the originals by Starlite master mold makers. In the old world tradition, the master mold is then created. Once the mold is complete, molten metal is poured into the cavities in the mold and left to cool to room temperature. Each part is then removed from the mold, cleaned, assembled, and hand-tooled until it looks exactly as the artist created it. The sculpture then goes through numerous metal plating and patina application steps, completing the Mixed Media process. Watch our video to see the step-by-step process of how our pieces are made.
- What is a Patina?
Is it Paint?
Patina does definitely not paint. A patina is created by the application of certain chemicals which oxidize the metal during the hot-torching process. The combination of heat and acid etched into the metal, producing a rainbow of color finishes. The color produced by the patina becomes one with the metal.
- What Is Lucite?
An optically clear, hand-crafted material that has the ability to be formed into any desired shape. Several magnificent finishes-from crystal clear when polished, to a milky-white opaque when frosted can be achieved. It has the desirable characteristics of transparency and crystal clarity. Lucite is also UV resistant.