The idea for this painting came from a landscape I painted some years ago, which was a similar view out to sea. The ocean horizon was something I was lucky enough to see as a child from my bedroom window. Contemplating the bottomless ocean and an infinite sky confirm the presence of a mystery and awe that pervades our lives. It is my hope that as the viewer observes the bears observing, she will be pulled into that same space of awe and wonder.
- Robert Bissell