“A Better Cup of Tea” is an ongoing project that Christiane Corcelle has been working on since 2011. The installation encompasses a wide variety of pieces sharing one common element: used tea bags and their components. Within the space, she has created a series of 138 square panels each composed of tea bag labels. Corcelle collects discarded objects as part of her creative process. She explains how “living in a society of consumption, I would like to share with viewers the many fascinating aspects of what one could do with the simple and everyday.” Corcelle is fascinated by found matter and through this installation she explores the multidimensionality of these objects.
Christiane Corcelle was born in France and her career began as a landscape designer in Paris. Upon moving to the United States, she pursed her passion for fine arts by studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Corcelle’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, China, Vietnam, and Peru. Her prints are in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Public Library, the Art Complex Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, the Vietnam Fine Arts Association in Hanoi, and the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. She has taught workshops and classes at the Maud Morgan Center, Shepherd Print Studio, the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and Framingham State College.
Learn more about her installation process here: christianearts.wordpress.com