An Enthusiastic Proposal of Deceptively Singular Importance, painting of heart stone suspended by twine with a scroll and orange rose, painting with rocks and stones, art with rose heart, 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 a style of art known as trompe l’oeil which is French for ‘deceive the eye’. It is a technique involving rendering realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the objects appear in three dimensions. I happen to believe that the entire universe is a trompe l’oeil painting (and boy, did we get sucked in!). It is through our desires that every new scene evolves, as represented by the orange rose which symbolizes desire and enthusiasm. What is written on the scroll is our individual and personal story that gives us the motivation to create an ever evolving living painting.

An Enthusiastic Proposal of Deceptively Singular Importance

9 x 7 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection