Fay’s work is inspired by nature in the everyday, documenting found ‘curio’ from travels around the world and revealing different cultural and social meanings through collection comparisons.
The late Victorian era and nature in design are prominent influences, featuring narratives and a celebration of hidden heritage within her work.Read More...
Contemporary installations have been created for specific sites. Recently, for Guildford House Gallery and Museum, 120 terracotta Buddha were hand made using local clay and displayed within a childhood dolls house.
From May 2011 to June 2012, Fay has recorded a series of photographs with a hand-made Buddha, capturing the essence of personal moments in time that were memorable through intimate ceramic objects.
An intimate installation inspired by Victorian peep hole perspectives and a celebration of the fragility of porcelain and life, giving a sacred, positive and optimistic perspective. The original magic lantern belonged to her grandfather, revealing hidden heritage and details within her work.
Inspired by a hospital experience, peep-hole perspective were linked to x-rays and light effects on paper and porcelain. Images of Fays own body have been placed in bone china medical cups, with a spectrum of colour linking to personal and universal meanings.
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