Carts & Rafts, 2014
softcover, 36 pages illustrated throughout
6 in. x 6 in.
Edition of 100
The letter ‘C’ migrated to the front of the line in this literal re-interpretation of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Using found imagery culled from the internet, the resulting collection of transportation-related pairings include all manner of carts (golf, ice cream, shopping) and rafts (inflatable, log, of the Medusa). Carts and Rafts is a pictorial slapstick adept at summoning pre-linguistic associations, inventing cognitive portmanteaus and communicating in a psycho-visual Esparanto. Published by Fuse Works. Signed and numbered.
Celeste Fichter was born in New Jersey in 1965 and lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has exhibited at PH Gallery, DeChiaraStewart, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice.