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Carletta Carrington Wilson

Literary and Visual Works
Series: book of the bound

between innocence and morning fire

(Series: book of the bound)

About the artist

Carletta Carrington Wilson's mixed-media collages have been described as "decorative with a message."  Textiles, found objects, beads and paper revolve around a central iconic image.  These elements serve the purpose of enhancing, highlighting, inferring and interrogating the image and the ideas it presents and portrays.

In addition to an iconic image Wilson's collage series are accompanied by a title poem, which illuminates the sensibilities that are being visually expressed..

Literary work has been published in the Raven Chronicles,  PilgrimageThe Cimarron Review, Obsidian III, The Seattle Review, Beyond the Frontier:  African American Poetry for the 21st Century, Seattle Poets and Photographers: A Millennium Reflection, Uncommon Waters: Women Write about Fishing and online in Torch and Rattapallax: Innovative Northwest Poets.

Her work can be found in the Book Art Collections of the Allen Library (University of Washington), Collins Memorial Library (University of Puget Sound) and in the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas.  She has exhibited at ArtXchange Gallery, Gallery 110, the Northwest African American Museum,  Coalition Art Gallery, Gallery Rene, Columbia City Art Gallery, Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition, University of Puget Sound, Seward Park Audubon Center, Festival Sundiata,

Harem, Aljoya and University House Wallingford.  In 2011, she was artist in residence at the James W. Washington Foundation. The exhibit book of the bound was on view at the Northwest African American Museum 2012-2013.