Cecilia Schiller

Sculpture · Woodcarving · Automata

Interactive Sculpture for Children’s Hospital

The interactive sculpture Night and Day in the North Woods was installed in the Children’s Hospital’s Palliative Clinic on September 28. The cabinet holds a diorama of a northern woods scene with a waterfall. 

The sun and the moon rotate on the same wheel marking day and night, an owl sleeps in the day and comes to life at night while a bear disappears at night and reappears at the stream during the daytime. The waterfall and fish are on their own crank and can run at all times of the day or night.

The following are the concept drawings with finished photos and additional photos of the creative process.