"A strange kind of fire burns within me when I sculpt. It begins in my chest, and spreads like a rampant flame throughout me. It finds my fingertips within seconds. My hands ignite, as the vision of what will soon be similarly ignites within me. Slowly. I am meticulous. I follow this fire to its ‘second skin’ in the clay.
A glass of red wine, and a candle’s burning flame … This is where I find ‘my edge’ in each work of art; the signature that encapsulates my purpose, and the fragmented way in which I see.
My wish is simply to call the listener to feel; to catch a glimpse of the raw emotion it takes to partake in this journey to the edges of what is seen as safe, or known, or real. I sculpt so that I might illuminate exactly this: the courage it takes to locate our own compassion and irrevocably connect.
As a sculptor, I make bronze tender. And in return, it strengthens and
Figurative Sculpture and Museum Works of Art by Laguna Beach
Bronze Sculptor & Contemporary Artist Kira