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The Ascent of Jesus Sculpture

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Original Price $1,350.00 - Original Price $1,445.00
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Masterfully detailed, The Ascent is a creation of California sculptor Christopher Pardell. Originally sculpted in clay and cast in Los Angeles by the artisans at Starlite Originals, combining old world elements with new age techniques. This stunning work of art combines optically clear polished Lucite, fine castings of pewter and artisan applied hot wax patinas.

  • Size: 17"H x 8.5"W x 3"D
  • Artist: Christopher Pardell
  • Mixed Media Lucite and Fine Pewter
  • Hand Crafted in the USA at Starlite Originals
  • Limited Edition of 950 Pieces
  • Optional LED Display Light Box Available
  • Normally Ships in 2-3 Business Days
Learn More About Starlite Originals & The Creation of This Sculpture
Overview

Height: 17 in, Width: 8.5 in, Depth: 3 in

Christopher A. Pardell is a world-renowned sculptor known for his exquisite realism. Despite having to set aside formal education and working as an apprentice sculpture mold maker, Pardell never lost his passion for sculpting, further honing his skills and carving a path to success. His work is inspired by renowned artists such as Russell, Remington, and Rodin, and he cites his family as his earliest influence.

As an apprentice to the Italian master artisans who ran the statuary, Christopher rapidly learned the skills that would enable him to excel as an artist and earn the stature that has come with his success. Christopher’s exceptional style and special talent have served to impress even the most discriminating collector.

Upon reflecting on what his art means to him, he states, “I try to express myself through sculpture. It’s all I’ve ever done. It’s all I know how to do.” Respected and admired by fellow artists, craftsmen and collectors of fine art, Pardell tells us that he will always do sculpture because it allows him to live. “Sculpture is very meditative and cleansing for my soul. In the concrete slab that lies by my studio I have engraved the phrase life is a performance artwork, make yours beautiful. That’s the principle I live by.”

How It's Made
This sculpture began as an original hand sculpted clay model by the artist. It was delivered to the Starlite Studios Foundry in California where skilled artisans sectioned it into a myriad of component parts for casting. A multitude of steps followed including hand tooling, metal plating, patina applications and extensive buffing. This process can take up to several weeks to complete. Like many of Starlite’s fine art mixed media sculptures. This piece is made from one or any combination of different materials. Including 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.

Can I request a certain numbered sculpture in an edition?

Yes! Simply submit the order; noting the number you would like to receive. If it is available (i.e., not yet shipped to someone else), we will ship that number to you.

Engraving

We can laser engrave a logo and or text directly to the surface of this sculptures. There is a $75 charge fee for this service. You can send us a vector file of your logo or send us a message of what you would like to have engraved. We will send you a computer mock up of your logo/text for your approval.

Optional Lighted Display Base

You can further enhance the Lucite sculptures with an optional lighted LED display base. You can either operate it with 3 AAA batteries (not included) or you can optionally use the transformer and plug (included). For an additional charge of $20 we can add a plaque with text to the base. You can include the note text information at checkout or message us the information after the purchase.

About the Artist

Christopher A. Pardell, one of the first artists to join the Starlite Studio Family, began sculpting at the tender age of four, and cites his family as one of his first major influences. By his teenage years, Pardell had come to the realization that sculpting was to become his life’s work. Influenced by the work of renowned sculptors Russell, Remington and Rodin, Pardell wanted to pursue his passion for realism. His formal education was laid aside in favor of an apprentice mold maker position with a commercial statuary company, and it was there that he received what he considers to be his “real education in art.”

As an apprentice to the Italian master artisans who ran the statuary, Christopher rapidly learned the skills that would enable him to excel as an artist and earn the stature that has come with his success. Christopher’s exceptional style and special talent have served to impress even the most discriminating collector.

Upon reflecting on what his art means to him, he states, “I try to express myself through sculpture. It’s all I’ve ever done. It’s all I know how to do.” Respected and admired by fellow artists, craftsmen and collectors of fine art, Pardell tells us that he will always do sculpture because it allows him to live. “Sculpture is very meditative and cleansing for my soul. In the concrete slab that lies by my studio I have engraved the phrase life is a performance artwork, make yours beautiful. That’s the principle I live by.”
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