This is how desire appears to me in my creams, painting of maned wolf with antlers, art with butterflies, painting of fantasy animal, art with antlers, portrait of  an animal with sky and clouds, art with milkweed flowers and butterflies, painting meaning about desire and attraction, art meaning balance, art about wanting and allowing, painting about grace, painting with idealism, 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 animal native to South America called the Maned Wolf. I’ve long wanted to feature it in a painting. It is elegant, surreal and otherworldly. Here, my stylized version of it lives in this symbolic dreamscape with regards to the idea of desire. I am referring to the benign and natural human desire to expand. To be and experience more in life. That desire is at once wild and hungry and ever hunting for fulfillment. But it must also at times rest and allow the objects of its desires to naturally come to it. As symbolized by the butterflies attracted to the milkweed blossoms growing from its antlers.

This is How Desire Appears
to Me in My Dreams

20 x 16 - Oil on Panel - $4,000