All Starlite Originals sculptures begin from an original made of plasticine. the result of an artists sculpting and resculpting 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. Limited to 750 pieces only.
Thomas Richman Blackshear II was born on November 14, 1955 in Waco Texas but he grew up in Atlanta Georgia. He attended and graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1977. His first Ebony Visions figurine is The Story Teller; which is truly a master piece. His works and details captures the black culture like no other.
Thomas Blackshear has received numerous awards and is truly one of the most acclaimed African American Artists.
Hope bronze by Thomas Blackshear.