Bio and Statement
Kirra Springs is a Tyalgum resident and local silversmith. Her studio osiris jewellery is located at 10 Coolman St, where you can find her tinkering away most days, or perhaps holding workshops. Kirra’s work is very nature-inspired and reflects her deep love and passion for our natural world.
She is creating a special collection of jewellery for The Heart’s Shout Environmental Art Lounge this year called “Angels of the Sea” – a beautiful collection of one-off pieces handcrafted from recycled sterling silver and Red River Turquoise, in her response to the ‘Water is Life’ exhibition that will be on display for the weekend of August 17 & 18. She will be donating 25% of proceeds from the Angels of the Sea collection to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. “I have always had a deep connection to the elemental forces of life, and the magic and mystery of creation itself. This connectedness to all living things is like a river that runs through me, and flows into my work as I create. When I am involved in the creative process, and deep space opens and I feel the connection to all things, all life – past and present – and I am held in a space that is beyond time, beyond mind. The pieces are storytellers, and sometimes keys that hold the vibratory current of feeling and contemplation. Whatever is arising within consciousness as I create the piece, is inherently held within it, and the most sensitive recipients will feel and recognise that essence when they connect with that piece of jewellery. I have a deep love of nature, and treasure the gift that natural environments bestow upon us, through their very existence. This has naturally led to being a passionate advocate for environmental awareness and protection, which is deeply embedded within my work. As an artist, my work is very sculptural and textural. My eye is constantly drawn to the rhythms and layers that exist in nature, and these patterns echo upon the surfaces of my pieces. I work directly with the metal and the stone, and feel the elements as I create, and allow them to speak through me. With this collection of pieces, my aim is to draw the viewer into feeling the wonder and mystery of our precious home, and all the beautiful forms of life that exist here. Life is so precious, and so much of it is disappearing before our very eyes. We are the generation that is the witness of so much change to this earth plane and we hold a great flame of responsibility in our hearts. I consider myself profoundly blessed to be able to live in such an exquisite corner of the world, where we are so graciously held beyond much of the maelstrom that exists right now on the planet. I know deep within my being that when a person is brought back to feeling, it changes their course of action, their choices and the impacts those choices have. Art is a potent medium to draw people into feeling, and that is why it is important to hold a space for our artists and creatives – they are the sentinels that help us find our way back to the feeling dimension. I give thanks to each and every one of you who supports the arts in the recognition of its necessity for our true humanity.