A Fateful Encounter with Chance, painting of butterflies flying with an umbrella with a storm forming in the background, art elements are umbrella, sky, high floating clouds, many butterflies, landscape, art metaphor about taking chances and fate, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

There is an age-old philosophical question: do our lives follow a predetermined fate, or do we create our own destiny. I suspect that it’s some of both. That we have a general blueprint of our broader life goals, but that the details are left to chance, or made up on the fly. I imagine it being a journey that involves an improvised itinerary, but the destination or goal is determined in advance. The butterflies follow the choreographed movements of divine order and intent. While the umbrella represents the fluctuating element of spontaneous chance being carried by the winds.

A Fateful Encounter with Chance

48 x 24 - Oil On Canvas - Sold, Private Collection