Robert Bissell The Swimmer, 2010 While it is clear that artist Robert Bissell derives his inspiration from the animal world, his paintings are not simply portraits of bears and other creatures. They are allegories for the challenges and discoveries all living beings encounter on life’s journey. The swimming bear portrayed here encounters a friendly, curious school of mysterious fish. One species meets another, spellbound. The 500 pieces of this jigsaw puzzle will mesmerize you, as well.