Cynthia Torroll

Retrograded, 2020
Mixed Media
20 x 20 in
SKU: 14230c
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"Retrograded" is a mixed media collage on canvas by Cynthia Torroll. This piece was first shown at the Museum of Wisconsin Art during its 2022-2023 member's show. There it won Best of Show as the People's Choice Award. This work is noting the chaos of 2020 and the pandemic. It is relating the way everything felt retrograded. This work is discussing it all from the medically cellular to the global politics. The artist signed this piece in ink on the lower left of center, as well as on verso. This piece is framed to archival standards with museum glass housed in a gold gilded moulding. 


Artwork Size: 20" x 20"

Frame Size: 25 5/8" x 25 5/8"


Artist Statement: 


"I cannot remember a time when I wasn't drawing or creating. It's a daily practice and necessity for me. Due to crippling agoraphobia, I left college, so everything I've done is either self-taught or learned on the job. I spent 45 years in corporate America as a commercial artist all the while pursuing my own personal visions, some of which you'll see here. I have always been fascinated by the human state - the odd duality of being both physical and ephemeral simultaneously. This is my core inspiration and obsession. Since high school most of my work has been done with pencil. Now in my mid-60's I'm experimenting with collage, video and other media."