“We are still creating…the artists-the muses of this world. And it is here that we dance in grateful celebration of those who continue to share in this experience with us…”
Kira was born and raised in California, USA. After high school, she completed her Masters level education in Social Work. Throughout this educational process, Kira worked within the fields of Human and Social Services, and continued to do so until September of 2006. After a series of dramatic personal events that had her fighting for her life, an inner shift delivered her to a deeply creative path. For Kira, this shift provided her with a way to find a worthwhile understanding of the struggles she was experiencing. This altering of perspective was also the only way she could feel that her fight to survive was truly meaningful.
Sculpting was the artistic direction she chose, as her vision was now significantly impaired. It only made sense to completely let herself go within an art form that required the extensive use and sensitivity of each part of her hands. Sculpting is about feeling for Kira. After her initial struggle to let go of her intellect, she was finally able to allow her heart and emotions speak for themselves. Upon this transformation, Kira began creating the masterpieces she is known for today; as she finally chose to exclusively embark upon this journey as one of today’s most celebrated sculptors.
After three years of the untrained self exploration of her gift, she was given the opportunity to learn from America’s legend, Richard MacDonald, who has personally supported her in her evolution as a sculptor. The rest is history, apart from the initiation that opened this amazing new scope for her. Kira is, by all measures, a self-taught artist who has and continues to attain incomparable levels of sculpting.
As she is physically challenged by tunnel vision, Kira sculpts in unique conditions. Unable to face strong light; she only sees silhouettes and very narrow segments at a time. With that said, she sculpts with the exceptional sensitivity she has developed in her hands, and in the darkness of the night, with only the delicate light of candles. Driven by her soul, her creation of spectacular sculptures emerges. Moreover, revered collectors and appraisers recognize her for the greatest levels of details she puts into her sculptures, the quality of her patinas, and the incomparable caliber of her artworks.
Kira is also the Founder and Director of the non-profit organization Clay Kids for Health, where she holds workshops for hospitalized, abused, and neglected youth within Orange County and other parts of the world. When asked where this journey may indefinitely lead her, Kira explains that as long as there remains a need for the compassionate expression her experiences have afforded her somewhere in this world, she will continue to share her impassioned interpretation of the human condition, through her service to humanity and through this timeless medium of the sculpted form.
Kira’s masterpieces are exhibited and sold in USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. She has received international recognition as one of the greatest contemporary sculptors of her time, and continues to have museum exhibitions in different parts of the world. As an internationally acclaimed artist and avid humanitarian, the purpose of Kira’s work is to represent the ultimate, uncensored human expression, and its struggle between what is seen as the perfection of Heaven, and what is known by so many as the strangely opposing debilitations of the physical world.