24" X 30" oil on canvas
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The visualization of a key moment in the second book in my Sirens series.
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On land Aerica is an Orphan. A being who has chosen to shun the embrace of Mother Ocean. But she has roots on both land and sea. Does she belong to both, or perhaps neither? No matter the decision, she will have to reconcile with the one she does not choose.
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.