The Day Namotu's Ship Came In, painting of an elephant sitting on a bench wearing a top hat, elephant art on an island, painting about waiting for ship to come in, bird, asia, africa, jungle, painting elements include water umbrella suitcase tree ocean waves, art with top hat and bird, painting of tall ship, art about idealism adventure and  journey, art with bee eater bee-eater bird, inspired by T.S. Elliot, art depicting trying to get home, art about exploration and travel, 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

Inspired by a quote from T.S. Eliot:

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

Namotu leaves his jungle paradise for what he hopes will be a grander life. Perhaps he will find it. And perhaps, he will simply come to discover that his source of happiness was no further than the depths of his own heart. It doesn’t always require an external journey to discover it. But following the callings of our hearts is the only truly worthy voyage in life.

The Day Namotu's Ship Came In

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