Iconography is an integral fixture in Wilson's work. There is repeated use of icons across his Disorder work, Americana series and the abstracts pictured here. Icons contain references to pop culture, street culture, even hints of the influence of corporate culture and consumerism in fine art.
The abstracts contain hundreds of icons stitched in dozens of colors, mixed in with various textiles and found object, such as Hermès silks. Taking an Hermès silk, Wilson transforms it, embroiders it, and surrounded it with icons, forming waves of color.
The Abstracts are a delight to behold, as the viewer is first confronted with the composition of the total work. However, drawing closer, an Abstract work is about discovery- the viewer revels in finding hidden meanings and illusion in the nuanced iconography.
Abstracts range from 12”x12” with 36 individual blocks, to 80”x60” with 1,200 blocks.