Artist: Michael Bond

Artist: Michael Bond Visual artist seeking to bridge and ultimately transcend the material with the spiritual.

I create visual expressions to connect with people on a spiritual level. My work will hopefully promote awareness of the interconnected reality we all live in, opening hearts and minds to an increasing level of understanding. I endeavor to create images that are visually interesting yet contain a certain level of mystery. My goal is to involve the viewer on multiple levels, encouraging an interact

ion with the work mentally, emotionally and spiritually. All of my pieces are autobiographical to some extent… what I feel is what is expressed, sometimes they are conscious feelings, usually they source from a sub-conscious level.

just finished this piece of blues legend John Lee Ho**er
05/10/2020

just finished this piece of blues legend John Lee Ho**er

just completed this little watercolor
01/03/2019

just completed this little watercolor

“reflections II” watercolor 10” x 7” on blank greeting card stock
12/22/2018

“reflections II” watercolor 10” x 7” on blank greeting card stock

watercolor 5” x 7”
12/09/2018

watercolor 5” x 7”

new watercolor 5” x 7”
12/09/2018

new watercolor 5” x 7”

i’ve had an artistic breakthrough, this is my latest work, watercolor 5” x 7” on mixed media greeting card paper
12/02/2018

i’ve had an artistic breakthrough, this is my latest work, watercolor 5” x 7” on mixed media greeting card paper

“forest temple” watercolor 5” x 7”
12/01/2018

“forest temple” watercolor 5” x 7”

“between heaven and earth” watercolor 5” x 7”
12/01/2018

“between heaven and earth” watercolor 5” x 7”

“portal” watercolor 5” x 7” inspired by roger dean
11/30/2018

“portal” watercolor 5” x 7” inspired by roger dean

little christmas card watercolor 5” x 7”
11/29/2018

little christmas card watercolor 5” x 7”

forgot this one
11/25/2018

forgot this one

visited the mc escher exhibit in brooklyn at industry city - simply stunning, what a genius- made a few mashups    @ Bro...
11/25/2018

visited the mc escher exhibit in brooklyn at industry city - simply stunning, what a genius- made a few mashups @ Brooklyn, New York

“The Mill” watercolor 10” x 14” An old mill on the bank of the Naugatuck River in Seymour Connecticut
11/22/2018

“The Mill” watercolor 10” x 14” An old mill on the bank of the Naugatuck River in Seymour Connecticut

“Avery Point Lighthouse” watercolor 11” x 14” painted en plein air
10/15/2018

“Avery Point Lighthouse” watercolor 11” x 14” painted en plein air

“View from Avery Point” 10” x14” watercolor - painted en plein air yesterday
10/04/2018

“View from Avery Point” 10” x14” watercolor - painted en plein air yesterday

i will be at the Guilford Arts and Crafts Festival this Saturday from 10 to 4 doing a live pastel painting. this is my p...
07/12/2018

i will be at the Guilford Arts and Crafts Festival this Saturday from 10 to 4 doing a live pastel painting. this is my practice piece in prep for the weekend, to get the feel back, also tried a new technique using isopropyl alcohol as a distribution medium, super-stoked for Saturday, hope to see you all out there!

close up of the piece:::   when i lived in Charlotte i went to the birthplace of John Coltrane, in the little town of Ha...
03/03/2018

close up of the piece::: when i lived in Charlotte i went to the birthplace of John Coltrane, in the little town of Hamlet, NC. some cat at work that was really into jazz told me about it,. When i got there I couldnt find it so went into a store to ask for directions. the dude told me to go down this street and look for it "on the other side of the tracks". and it literally was - there is a lot of segregation still in the south (and elsewhere too!) and in hamlet the african-americans lived on the other side of the tracks. Tranes birthplace marker was on the side of the NAACP buiilding - i knocked on the door but nobody answered. i went to create a "frottage" - a rubbing, like when you rub a penny under paper and you get the impression of it - i wanted to do the same thing with his birth marker. i had bought special hard pastels, special paper, i had the s**t goin on - but when i tried to do the rubbing that s**t just didnt work!! the paper was too soft, the pastels were too hard, i was like what do i do now? there are no art supply stores in hamlet so i went to the only store in town, the rite aid, and bought some brown wrapping paper like the kind you use to send packages, and a box of 8 crayola crayons. i went back to the site and they worked amazing. so i listened to Blue Trane and worked on it, really getting into it when i sensed someone was behind me. i turned around and this little old black lady, she must have been 80 or 90 years old was standing there watching me. she complimented the work and said something along the lines of "ol' John really made a name for himself when he left here, he was such a nice boy growing up, i miss him" - she knew John Coltrane!!! she also said a lot of euros come to town to visit the site and pay homage and their respects to Trane. we chatted for a while and then i went back to work, she disappeared as silently as she had appeared... here is the piece i made

when i lived in Charlotte i went to the birthplace of John Coltrane, in the little town of Hamlet, NC. some cat at work ...
03/03/2018

when i lived in Charlotte i went to the birthplace of John Coltrane, in the little town of Hamlet, NC. some cat at work that was really into jazz told me about it,. When i got there I couldnt find it so went into a store to ask for directions. the dude told me to go down this street and look for it "on the other side of the tracks". and it literally was - there is a lot of segregation still in the south (and elsewhere too!) and in hamlet the african-americans lived on the other side of the tracks. Tranes birthplace marker was on the side of the NAACP buiilding - i knocked on the door but nobody answered. i went to create a "frottage" - a rubbing, like when you rub a penny under paper and you get the impression of it - i wanted to do the same thing with his birth marker. i had bought special hard pastels, special paper, i had the s**t goin on - but when i tried to do the rubbing that s**t just didnt work!! the paper was too soft, the pastels were too hard, i was like what do i do now? there are no art supply stores in hamlet so i went to the only store in town, the rite aid, and bought some brown wrapping paper like the kind you use to send packages, and a box of 8 crayola crayons. i went back to the site and they worked amazing. so i listened to Blue Trane and worked on it, really getting into it when i sensed someone was behind me. i turned around and this little old black lady, she must have been 80 or 90 years old was standing there watching me. she complimented the work and said something along the lines of "ol' John really made a name for himself when he left here, he was such a nice boy growing up, i miss him" - she knew John Coltrane!!! she also said a lot of euros come to town to visit the site and pay homage and their respects to Trane. we chatted for a while and then i went back to work, she disappeared as silently as she had appeared... here is the piece i made

“Talent” my entry in the  sketch battle - 16” x 20” watercolor, india ink, prismacolor, markers
02/27/2018

“Talent” my entry in the sketch battle - 16” x 20” watercolor, india ink, prismacolor, markers

just finished this commissioned piece, “The Godmother” 12” x 16” watercolor on 300 lb Arches paper
02/03/2018

just finished this commissioned piece, “The Godmother” 12” x 16” watercolor on 300 lb Arches paper

“the moon cake will not change or return”
01/21/2018

“the moon cake will not change or return”

miles davis mural with Bob Watt and Todd Cochran for the Missing Miles: An Ode to a Painter of Sound music video, comple...
01/18/2018

miles davis mural with Bob Watt and Todd Cochran for the Missing Miles: An Ode to a Painter of Sound music video, completed in ‘05 with my godson anthony garcia

“Missing Miles: An Ode to a Painter of Sound” 8 feet x 6 feet pastel on warehouse doors 2005 - created with my godson an...
01/14/2018

“Missing Miles: An Ode to a Painter of Sound” 8 feet x 6 feet pastel on warehouse doors 2005 - created with my godson anthony garcia for the missing miles music video

created my own meme with my buttons
01/13/2018

created my own meme with my buttons

mashup
12/30/2017

mashup

roosevelt avenue queens my
12/28/2017

roosevelt avenue queens my

Guess who’s coming to town!! Colored pencil on card stock 8.5” x 5.5”
12/23/2017

Guess who’s coming to town!! Colored pencil on card stock 8.5” x 5.5”

Just finished this commissioned piece - the young lady is ready to embark on the next chapter of her life while reflecti...
12/23/2017

Just finished this commissioned piece - the young lady is ready to embark on the next chapter of her life while reflecting on her journey 48” x 36” acrylic on panel with collaged school papers

12/21/2017

20 seconds of zen...

Winter Cardinals - 5.5 x 8.5 prismacolor on card stock
12/19/2017

Winter Cardinals - 5.5 x 8.5 prismacolor on card stock

Christmas in Connecticut- prismacolor on cardstock 8.5” x 5.5”
12/18/2017

Christmas in Connecticut- prismacolor on cardstock 8.5” x 5.5”

“Basel II” 36” x 36” acrylic on panel with collaged graffiti notes - available with frame for $300
11/29/2017

“Basel II” 36” x 36” acrylic on panel with collaged graffiti notes - available with frame for $300

Just sold “Cut to the Roots I️ & II”! The right side (I️) was completed 5 years ago. The left side (II) was just complet...
11/14/2017

Just sold “Cut to the Roots I️ & II”! The right side (I️) was completed 5 years ago. The left side (II) was just completed as a commission from the buyer of (I️). My idea was to rather than replicate the first side, to create a companion piece, a yin and yang comparability.

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Such beautiful art - thank you