Born in a small town, Cecelia spent much of her childhood outdoors. Her deep appreciation for nature, along with her scientific background, give her a deep awareness of organic forms that she draws upon to concoct pieces bearing a unique interplay between colors, shapes, and models’ bodies.
Cecelia Webber was born in New Hampshire and received a BFA from University of Southern California in 2008.
She works primarily in digital photography and acrylic painting. Her aim is to explore how people understand themselves in relation to their perceived realities, creating art as a means of heightening emotional experience through manipulation of imagery and form.
Webber works to make people aware of their link to nature and to inspire a sense of responsibility to make environmentally friendly choices. Additionally, she hopes to help people realize a positive self-image of their bodies and to have the ability to look at nudity and nakedness as comforting, vulnerable, and beautiful.
...takes photos of nude models and spends up to a year editing them together on her computer to create extraordinary collages. After photographing a series of models in various poses, she digitally cuts, rotates and colours their bodies and limbs to create a finished image.
To get the perfect angle for the illusions, she may reshoot her initial photo over 100 times - otherwise the illusion will be broken. The final creations are made up of different models, each of whom was photographed in a single pose.
'Often during a photo shoot I see something that catches my eye and provokes me to produce an entirely new piece of work. Usually, I get my inspiration from observing nature. I spent a great deal of time outdoors as a child, and I was fascinated by living things.
'I used to climb trees and look closely at leaves and flowers, and I always loved animals of all sizes. My nickname is actually bird. By highlighting our connection to nature, I hope to get people to recognise humanity's responsibility and our deep connection to the natural world.
'That's why I passionately support green business, local agriculture, and alternative energy research.'