Seeing the world through painterly eyes, Maeder explores the relationship somewhere between realism and abstraction. Her work is a collage of saturated memories from her early childhood infused with her expanding adventurers from her travels and everyday life. Her goal is for the viewer to see the world in a broader reality. For the Les Copines Series, Maeder's was inspired by the Impressionists. She wanted to merge the past into the 21st Century with her photographs.