guest post: ” show us your influences” with Linda Fahey

I have innumerable
influences — as a kind of “natural curator” — I am constantly looking
at massive amounts of work across all media. I find both whole lines of
work/aesthetics from various artists usually drive my attention, but I
also am in a constant state of gleaning bits and pieces from a variety
of sources, textiles, wood, design, architecture.  

Gertrud Vasegaard

Gertrud Vasegaard — this bowl is one that is always in my memory — one of my all time favourite pieces.

Clifford Still – Richard Diebenkorn – Helen Frankenthaler –
they are all enormously influential to me – certainly separately, but as a representative range of abstract expressionists – I think of them often.

Clifford Still
Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

George Nakashima

George Nakashima — he married old and new in a modern elegant beautiful way — another mid-century giant. He was also ahead of his time in how he used materials to achieve a balance between the constructed and the natural “edge”.

Linda Fahey

My work is almost entirely hand built. I enjoy so much the construct of
building pieces up in sections. I work with porcelain and black
mountain clays. I’m an illustrator by training, so much of my work is
about working out the relationship of decoration/form and how they marry