Moon River | Artist: Kay McCarthy, 56” x 60” 1993
From the collection of Bob and Ilah Sutphen.
Photo credit: Mike Krivit
Moonlight shines vertically through dark water in an illusion created through the repeated use of a single block called Northwind.
As part of a song cycle called Quilt Songs, composer Carol Barnett set Hilaire Belloc’s poem “The Night.” Her inspiration: this quilt by Kay McCarthy named Moon River, which features striking contrasts of light and dark. Barnett says, “I hope that the audience will take away from the performance a sense of mystery and delicious repose.”