Piglet's First Beauty Pageant, painting of a pink piglet wearing pink high heels and pearl earings, painting of pig with a necklace, art with pink lipstick and a pig, lipstick on a pig,  beauty in the eye of the beholder, painting about inner beauty pageant, art meaning lovely beautiful delightful, art wtih high heeled shoes, art with pearl necklace, art meaning grace, 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

Whenever I see a pig it looks to be standing in high heels. But regardless of how cute they can be, there is the stereotypical symbolism of unattractiveness associated with them. So these two ideas merged in this painting that became a commentary on our perceptions of what beauty is – both in the outer vs inner sense. I believe that we are born knowing our inherent loveliness. It’s only when we encounter society’s preconceived and dictated notions of beauty that it becomes questioned. What if throughout our lives we were told only how gorgeous we are? More piglet beauty pageants, I say!

Piglet's First Beauty Pageant

14 x 20 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection