Robert Bissell grew up on a farm in Somerset, England, where animals, Celtic legends and panoramic landscapes were a part of his daily life. He spent hours exploring the wildlife in the moors near his home to see how close he could get before the animals could sense his presence. But eventually, realizing that village life was not for him, Bissell left for the city to study art. "Pagans and Celtic Christians believed that the natural world is a bridge that connects the earth and spirit, and animals act as mediators, messengers with magical functions. Nowadays, most people live in cities and suburbs, separated from this world. Now animals are - our slaves for consumption and entertainment. " - Bissell writes that he would like to restore their role and give them a new voice.