September 22, 2007

French find: Marie Christophe

Marie Christophe is a talented iron sculpture artist whose work takes the form of chandeliers, lamps, and decorative shapes. I love the way the dress and boots look hand-sketched in pen & ink- there is movement in the dress. The sculptures with the shoes were made for Roger Vivier, the iconic Parisian shoe designer. The ceiling sculpture reminds me of a constellation! It's fanciful and unique- she says her work is an "unlikely marriage of sculpture and weightlesness," which I think is an accurate way to describe the visual effect. Where does art end and the object begin, she asks. I think they are one and the same. Photos: Marie Christophe's website