Waiting for Camelot, painting of a sandcastle sitting atop stacked stones on the beach with seashells and sea bird on the ground, sandcastle, castle, art with sandpiper bird, art with stacked stones, cairn, rocks, paintings about balance, sky, change, art about love and longing, dreaming, spiral, shell, seashell, sand, ocean, beach, waves, water, structure, precarious, balance, clouds, courage, release, 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

The idea for this commissioned painting was inspired by Annie’s story about her son, James. An American living in England, James is married to PJ, another man who is not a US citizen. As gay marriage is not recognized by US Immigration, they cannot return here without his husband risking deportation. If he were married to a woman, it would not be an issue. The sand castle (which he loved making as a child) symbolizes the ideal world that would allow her James and PJ to return to his home country- one in which all unions of love will be treated equally and with the same reverence. A world that we are all waiting for and creating. And the bird gazing across the sea represents Annie longing for her son to return home.

Waiting for Camelot

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