Temple of the Flying Crane, painting of a Japanese temple sitting on top of stacked stones, painting of cairn with bonsai trees, painting Japanese depicting Home, art wtih shoreline, art with mt Fuji, art with cranes, art about growth and expansion, art about dreaming of the ocean,painting with seaview, picture with sand waves and water, painting about balance, painting elements with path tree bonsai and beach, Japanese chinese garden art, imaginary palace, 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, limited edition giclee, signed art print, fine art reproduction, original magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

This painting was commissioned by a German collector. He had already purchased a stacked stone themed piece and was looking for two more to “keep it company”. His request was to create a piece that incorporated the elements of sky and water. But I decided to include all of the natural elements: earth, water, air, wood, metal, air and fire (in the volcano). It also incorporates my love of Japanese culture and art. A most elemental painting of a very Zen nature that has become one of my favorites in this theme.

Temple of the Flying Crane

31 x 18 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collector