Boy In The Moon
by Carl Ray
Description: signed Carl Ray '72. Indian ink and black acrylic against heavy white art paper 18"x24". Cree legend tells of a woman who was told in a dream that her son would meet danger. In her nightmares she saw the glaring moon approaching. One winter night she sensed danger and sent her son out to get water with a ladle and a pot but warned him not to stare at the bright moon. But he could not resist looking at the beautiful sphere. When he did not return to the lodge she went looking for him. When she found his footprints stop in the snow she looked up to see him in the moon. To this day, Crees can still see the boy standing on the moon.