All That is Glorious Around Us

Limited Edition Print by Robert Bissell

All That is Glorious Around Us

Robert Bissell
Limited Edition Print
Giclee on Canvas
24 × 38 in

Artwork Description

Available sizes:

  • Mini: 16×10″ Edition of 100
  • Regular: 38 x 24″ Edition of 75
  • Large: 46 x 29″ Edition of 50

“When I began this painting I had imagined a simple setting on a mountain with not too much going on. As the painting progressed, I began thinking about roaming the fields as a small child and having “everything all around me all at once”, a total immersion into nature, having grasses, flowers, and insects touching me. At first, this seemed overwhelming but I soon realized I could look at the beauty of all this nature, up close. I observed things in intense detail and understood the world differently from that point in time. Many years later I became fascinated by the Romantic movement in art from the early nineteenth century when artists began using their imagination more, inspired by a new sensibility and emotional response to the natural world around us. The title of this painting is often attributed to a phrase from Emerson who suggested that humans honor and reciprocate that which nature gives us. It was then I decided to have the bear immersed in the fullness of the natural landscape.” —RB