If we had to summarize the work of Marie Christophe,
we could argue that it is a marriage, a priori improbable, between sculpture and lightness.
Lightness of the material used, the iron or brass wire, which unwinds in spidery shapes, floating in space, without ever invading it, this wire that Marie Christophe punctuates with luxurious elements such as crystal, or more modest ones like ceramics.Breaking down barriers between genres, Marie Christophe questions, through her fine silhouettes, the eternal problem of the limits between decorative art and sculpture.
Thus, a sculpture suspended from a ceiling and which will contain four electrical sockets will be transformed into a chandelier.Where does art end and the object begin?
The improbable fusion of sculpture and transparency is the essence of Marie Christophe's work.
A gossamer of pewter wire floating as a spider's web punctuated by the substance of crystal or ceramic occupying but never dominating its space.
Defying convention Marie Christophe's graceful forms resolve the dilemma of sculpture and decorative art.
A metamorphose of a sculpture with 4 bulbs into a chandelier transcends the indefinable frontier between art and utility.