Cecilia Schiller delights audiences young and old with her engaging and often whimsical interactive mechanical sculptures also called automata. These sculptures have no motors are brought to life when the viewer turns a crank. Ms. Schiller, an accomplished and award winning woodcarver, incorporates hand carved figures and decorative elements into her automata that range in size from intimate tabletop pieces to large-scale public installations.

CURRENT NEWS & PROJECTS

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Shingle Creek Aeration Project

Shingle Creek is on the State of Minnesota’s list of impaired waters since 2004.  This project will put Public Art at three designated sites along the creek that will not only add beauty but will aerate and improve water quality as well as raise public awareness about water quality issues.  Cecilia Schiller is the selected artist for two of the sites.

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Catchin’ a Wave

Cecilia Schiller was selected from over 180 proposals to create one of the 18 holes for the new Can-Can Wonderland Mini-Golf Course to be constructed in a warehouse space in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. Scheduled to open Spring, 2016.

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New Interactive Sculpture for Children’s Hospital Palliative Clinic

The interactive sculpture Night and Day in the North Woods is installed in the Children’s Hospital’s Palliative Clinic. The cabinet holds a diorama of a northern woods scene with a waterfall.

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Riverside Clubhouse

Interactive Display for Park Nicollet Shakopee Clinic. While taking a walk on the edge of the Minnesota River, I saw and photographed many animals. I wondered what it would be like if all of these animals used their special skills to work together and what would they make? They would make a club house of course, Riverside Clubhouse!

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WATER IS LIFE! is now on Permanent Display

Cecilia Schiller, together with Willis Bowman, created Water is Life, an interactive, water driven, sculpture in the form of a tree that is meant to encourage the community to share in the responsibility of protecting water and keeping it clean.

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See Cecilia on MN Original

Cecilia Schiller was featured on TPT’s program MN Original in early January 2013, a show that showcases Minnesota artists and their work. The program was recorded in May in her studio and at the Landmark Center while Cecilia was finishing up work on her interactive sculpture Birdhouse.

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