Hardcover Smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket
148 pages with more than 130 artworks. Includes Chronology, Publications, Selected Exhibitions, and Index of Artworks
Size: 12½ x 10½ in.
Spirit, as Robert Bissell says, is nearly impossible to describe. It's full of magic and mystery, and you can find it only when you allow yourself to experience it firsthand. This is something best done in the natural world.
Zoomorphism, using animals to show us human qualities, is Bissell's way of pointing out, with a smile or a nod, that we are all part of a multidimensional world. Humans are animals too, sharing spirit with the rest of the universe, but our curiosity often takes us into an exploration of our consciousness, where we can discover courage, loving-kindness, and compassion.
Spirit: The Art of Robert Bissell includes more than 130 of Bissell's artworks that help illuminate the universal quest into the world of spirit. His familiar bears and rabbits are joined by elephants and humans as they find love and connection. Spirit guides offer help along the way, but in the end, each of us takes a unique, truly individual journey through life, and the end is simply the beginning of a new adventure.
Bissell (American, b. England 1952) often finds inspiration through the insights of others, and quotations from other travelers accompany his artworks.