A Home at the Edge of the World, Home, painting of a heart shaped tree, elements of art with a ladder to a birdhouse on the beach, two orange trees, white cranes at the ocean, seascape with sand waves water shells and a birdhouse, features birds ibis crane heron, birdsnest, ladder going up a tree, shell, art with a comet or shooting start, art metaphors are pushing the edge of a boundary, growth and expansion, manifestation, 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

This painting is an allegory on personal evolution. As we grow, we will often come to the edge of experiential boundaries. Boundaries that require us to examine and alter our beliefs of what is possible if we are to live a more expansive life. The home in the center of the heart shaped tree represents the need to focus on what our own hearts call us forward to create and experience. For this is the current evolutionary drive in humanity. It’s no longer about basic surviving, but about thriving. The comet in the background is symbolic of the two different ways that one can view these cathartic events: either as a destructive comet of catastrophe, or as a shooting star heralding positive change. Or as the band REM wrote, “It’s the end of the world as we know it… and I feel fine”.

A Home at the Edge of the World

24 x 16 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection