About the Artist

Carla Hamilton (she/her/hers) is a multidisciplinary artist known for creating socially charged collage layered paintings. Using materials such as wax, resin, acrylics, cardboard, and found and sought out objects, Hamilton creates artwork that is both 2D and 3D. Hamilton successfully found voice as both an individual and an artist in several communities, including women of color, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with invisible disabilities, and persons in recovery.

“My focus and motivation as a visual artist is to continually spark conversation and to present to viewers my journey with mental illness. My work is an exploration of my personal experiences as a woman of color living and working within our current political climate. It deals with very serious topics, but I often approach them with humor, making them accessible and approachable to my audience.”

About the Artwork

Bubbles in My Head: “I created this piece when I was going through major changes in my life. It was difficult, full of struggle, for me and those around me as well. Looking back, it made me a more thankful person and I gained strength because of it.”

“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.”
-James Baldwin

Hamilton Art