An illustration for J.R.R. Tolkien's Roverandom
- a darling children's book. The whole book is available to read online and is short and sweet. If you look up close at this piece you can see the constellations on the lunar moths (Tolkien calls them "moonbeams"). The composition was meant to evoke the yin yang symbology.
This is my interpretation of when the Man in the Moon, an accomplished wizard, grants Roverandom his new name: "'Come on, tiny tot!" said the moon-dog; and then Rover remembered what a tiny tot he was, even beside the moon-dog who was only small, and instead of barking something rude he only said: 'I would like to, if only I had some wings and knew how to fly.'
'Wings?' said the Man-in-the-Moon. 'That's easy! Have a pair and be off!'
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