Nothing Like the Sun: What Artists Make of the Moon
For a period of time when I was very young, the song “Arthur’s Theme” by Christopher Cross played on the radio at least once every hour. The lyrics, If you get caught between the moon and New York City, were a mystery I thought a lot about as a child, ten years old. How could a person be caught between New York, where that person was, and the moon, so many miles away? That space between the person and the moon was vast but connected by some intangible current, force, or thing. That tether between the person in the song and the moon is, in art terms, the gaze. Since there have been humans, they have gazed at the moon.