Under an Odd Moon by Cynthia Lund Torroll

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pencil on paper drawing
image size: 18 1/4" diameter circle

This is my private wink at Odd Nerdrum.
It was an accident getting those fine lines that run vertically down the ‘mountains’. I drew them in with a very sharp 4H pencil and when I rubbed a much softer lead over them, they ‘appeared’.

The model: I was completely moved the first time I saw a photo of Frances Cobain by Herb Ritts in Vanity Fair. I used her for reference for a whole slew of my child drawings. Many years later, I was struck by a photo of my own niece who arrived in my life and altered it in ways unimaginable. All my friends thought my drawings were ultimately about her. I really don’t know.

My niece ~


cynthia lund torroll, under an odd moon, pencil, paper, black and white, child, mountain, moon, portrait, surrealism, frances cobain

Thank you for the gift of your presence.


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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic “wink”. This child is Nature’s child. Could Nature have an Inner Child? Why not. She not only is clothed by the beautiful mountain, but holds the full moon in her eyes. One moon becomes two. The mystery led me to wonder!

  • You’re just written a poem here Frannie ~
    thank you for your grace.

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 3 years ago

    I am not sure I can remember all the intelligent things I said about this piece the first time…
    It does however look great in my house…

  • No higher compliment than that Mark!


    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great work
    love the display of all your images framed

  • Thank you so much dear S…!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonover 2 years ago

    Really cool image!!Great work!!

  • THANK YOU so much Dion!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • martaO
    martaOabout 2 years ago

    you have a really great surreal portfolio Cynthia.Talent

  • Many thanks marta. I’m flattered.

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • wormink
    worminkabout 2 years ago

    great enjoy and create

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 2 years ago

    fascinating and beautiful beyond compare :)

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