The Effects Of Departure From Ideal Proportions, painting of a blue cellar door partially open with a flame floating in a bubble, art with raven crows, painting about the dark night of the soul, art set at ghost ranch Abiquiu new mexico,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 from a scene at Ghost Ranch where Georgia O’keefe lived near my home at the time in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I saw this door leading into what was a root cellar for the old ranch house and found it a beautiful metaphor for what many of us will experience at some point in our lives: the dark night of the soul. Often initiated by a trauma or turmoil, it is a questioning of what we value most and who we are at the core. The globe with the flame in the center represents a human soul in its purest state. Here seen emerging from the dark night purified, delivered, enlightened. The ravens symbolize the shepherds of the unfolding mystery of human evolution. This is one of my most deeply personal paintings.

The Effects Of Departure
From Ideal Proportions

32 x 48 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection