Carle Hessay
Canadian artist

Carle Hessay 1977 Moon Skies

Carle Hessay 1977 Moon Skies

Carle Hessay: Moon Skies

Even after he finished the actual Future World images, Carle Hessay kept on imagining space-related scenes. In this confidently executed monochrome the sweeping movements of moons swirl in scrolling fashion over and past each in the depths of space.

This was one of six paintings by Carle Hessay accepted by the juried show, Canadian Art Inspired by the Universe, 2009 (compiled by Gary Sedun, National Research Council, Herzog Institute of Astrophysics; see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYccYNzn1-k). In this case, bill bissett's poem, inspired by this painting (see below), was also included in the exhibition:

moon skies

say

bubbles uv

moon air breethe

a sweeping arc

in our beds

(from For Kelly With Love: Poems on the Abstracts of Carle Hessay; Treeline Press, 2014, page 21)

(Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches; 76.1 x 60 cm.; oil on masonite; 1977)