Marie-France de Crécy is an art-designer. She studied textile design at the Duperré School in Paris. In her initial artwork she logically turned to using fabric. Fabric that she ennobled with elegant innovative embroidery, and then fabric turned into sculpture, melted with a wide range of materials into large installations.
Her early pieces include monumental frescos, partition walls and screens made supernatural or exclusive window displays. She then developed what she called the “light-objects”: satin chandeliers, translucent embroidered cubes, and a lighting range.
The reinvented and unconventional embroidery is one distinctive feature in her work. Embroidery not only as a pattern but as a material in itself. Like a heavy and luminous layer, sometimes shaping an organic impression, sometimes a multi-facetted structure.
Her research work moved towards associating fabric with many other materials. “I have no limit as to the materials I use, they are the basis. I begin with testing their mechanical behavior, their color potential, their light potential. I collect materials that offer new kinds of surfaces and test them in associations. I find them in places you would not suspect... Textile is always there but has to adapt to the other materials properties.”