Influences

 

INFLUENCES | IMPRESSIONS | IMPRINTS


Informing the Studio's design, Marta Fry has identified elements that inspire her and form the foundation of her creativity and spirit. 


THE CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE

Born and raised in this place of inherent beauty and grace, the vastness and subtle sensuality of the landscape are the underpinnings of her design, creating the ethos of authenticity and site specificity to our work.

WEAVING +  LAYERING

Trained in textile design, eight harness loom weaving, and the more obscure, Peruvian gauze weaving, Marta approaches each composition in a layered manner very much like a sculptural warp and weft.

INDUSTRIAL ARTIFACTS

A fascination with the synthesis of form and function and with objects that present themselves clearly and mostly unfiltered. 

TEMPORAL ENVIRONMENTS + INTERVENTIONS

Ephemeral, episodic, capturing and encapsulating seasons and the passage of time, a backdrop to nature's phenomena, a canvas for experimentation.

TRAVEL

As a traveler, Marta's insertion into another culture, language, lifestyles, visually asserts and invigorates all her senses and brings inspiration to new design development.

GEOMETRIES: FRENCH + ITALIAN LANDSCAPES

Her fascination and experience with French and Italian landscapes play dominantly in the layered and structured landscape she develops with garden "rooms" in which overhead canopy, vertical separation, and ground plane intersect.