Olive was a dressmaker, she lived to be 102.
Her mother would send her out to work from the time
she was 13 years old,earning $5 a week making disposable glass needles for the army using a glass blowing technique.
“Work in Progress”, an ongoing project by Marie Christine that involves repairing and transforming damaged or incomplete items turning them into new wearable art creations and rendering them usable again. This project also involves creating new and personalized items that are story based. At time this project is conducted as workshops, guiding and assisting participants in the repair of the items they they care for.
Marie Christine is an interdisciplinary, installation & performance artist. Her work addresses personal and current event encompassing environmental issues, community storytelling and social commentary. She is interested in bringing elements of art and theater together, encouraging public participation and collaboration with artists of various disciplines.Born in Switzerland, I have resided in NYC since 1985. www.mariechristine.com
My profile photo was taken by Magali Girardin