Kiri Schumacher has a degree from Elam in Fine Arts, and an Art History degree from the University of Auckland. She studies structure both in its physical sense and in relation to deeper themes within human adornment and nature. We make sense of the world around us through collective myth. Feminine, filigree characters draw an association with a fairytale aesthetic.Similarly the works' skeletal quality implies a sense of being part of environmental processes. Kiri appreciates physical form itself, while also referencing in a wider sense the rituals and rhythms which play their part in sculpting her silver, pearls and gold. Drawing inspirations from small plant details, such as leaves, buds and pods, Kiri enjoys refining structure back to its simplest form; focusing on one aspect of design to draw out the essence of its shape....like smoothed bone, rock, shell, worn back to elemental forms.