30" X 40" oil on canvas
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The visualization of a key moment in my second book in my Sirens series.
She skulks through the kelp labyrinth undetected. Most see this place as a random bed of bull kelp with no rhyme or reason. But she knows every inch of this puzzle. Carefully engineered paths allow her to disappear almost instantly. It's those fleeting glimpses that have added to the notorious myth that she cultivates. She just wants to be left alone.
Writing has long been a integral part of Mark Heine's creative process. In the pursuit of his original artistic voice, Mark's writing has evolved to become the driving force behind his work and has led him to envision a world of his own creation. Sirens, the culmination of 35 years exploration, is inspired by the sea-nymphs, made famous in Homer's Odyssey. These underwater visions of mythological muse are rooted in the moments of an ongoing and developing fictional narrative. This complex narrative, involving human evolution and our natural environment, is the unifying conceptual thread that ties these surreal visions.