Celeste Fichter

Carts & Rafts


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 Esperanto. Published by Fuse Works. Signed and numbered.

Carts & Rafts

Celeste Fichter holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of the Visual Arts in New York City. She has had solo exhibitions at 57W57 Arts (NYC), Point of Contact Gallery at Syracuse University, Go North Gallery (Beacon, NY), PH Gallery (NYC), and the Boyden Gallery at St Mary's College, MD. Her work has also been in group exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice. She lives and works in Brooklyn.