The Lovers,  diptych painting of stacked rocks connected by a bridge over a stream, painting with male and female essence, stacked stones with shelter and flowers on tree painting about home is where the heart is, art about growth and expansion, ocean, sea, sand, wave, water, rock, stone, balance, art with cairn balancing stones, bridge, path, tree, bonsai, beach, manifest, cherry blossom, cherry tree, moon, 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

An ideal relationship is not a sacrificing of the self for another, but a greater affirming of our own individuality and purpose. It is asking “who am I in relationship to you? And are we each living a grander and more balanced life because of it?” These two separate paintings symbolize lovers sharing the same life journey, yet simultaneously retaining their deep sense of self. It also represents the male and female essence of a couple: the masculine on the left with its created structure and tree of tenacity; and the feminine on the right – flowering beneath the matriarchal moon. Both are connected by a simple bridge. An open invitation to traverse at anytime.

The Lovers

Diptych - Two 36 x 24 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection