The scene depicts a quarter section of the moon on the left side of the composition. The face of the moon is made up of swirling, circular shapes, with two lines that cut through vertically, and two shorter lines on the top left that cut through horizontally. The right side of the composition is solid black, and the details of the moon fade to black near the bottom.
A white square with yellow color, in various hues, covering most of its area. There are geometric shapes within this yellow form. In the center is a light yellow circle with four dark yellow circles within its four quadrants. At the very center of the circle is a small circle, surrounded by four cross shapes. There are two light yellow arrows, one pointing right above the circle and one pointing left below the circle.
This work is one of ten prints published within a portfolio, “Ten Works + Ten Painters”, commissioned by Samuel J. Wagstaff from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in 1964. This portfolio was one of the earliest to have several artists published together to make major American artists accessible to a wider audience and range of collectors. Each print in this portfolio was based on a painting the artists had previously created. Some of the artists represented, in addition to Robert Ortman, are Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichtenstein who were associated with the Pop and Minimalism art movements in the 1960s.