Although I have produced a myriad of work in varied media such as sculpture, painting, architectural installation, video and photography, the common thread woven throughout is the tension between the natural environment and mediated reality, with an evocation of impermanence. Whether I am combining natural, found materials with female or animal forms, constructing miniature tableaus with Dick and Jane era dolls in lush, saturated prints, or manipulating digital images of nature taken from television, I am fascinated with time as a metaphor for loss.

Cecilia Schmidt