Carle Hessay
Canadian artist

Carle Hessay Abandoned Village 1976

Carle Hessay: Abandoned Village

On his prospecting trips, Carle often came upon the remains of such settlements in the wilderness regions of British Columbia’s interior. Here a tragic sense of sadness pervades this scene. “In a strange way the many denuded posts bear some resemblance to primitive totem poles, pointing with desperate and heroic gesture to the molten sky. Some similarity of mood to several of Emily Carr’s paintings, notably ‘Blunden Harbour,’ comes to mind.” From Leonard A. Woods, Meditations on the Paintings of Carle Hessay (Trabarni, 2005)

​(30" wide x 24" high; oil on canvas)