20cm X 20cm oil on panel
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The visualization of a key moment in the second book in my Sirens series.
The story point ...
Aerica is reticent. Unwilling to share her emotions. It's a skill she worked hard to master, because if she wears her emotions on the outside, there can be unintended and on occasion, violent consequences. Sometimes it's better to silence her Whispers. This is a trait passed down from her mother who's particular skill is the ability to listen. There is no empathy without an open ear.
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 30 years exploration, is inspired by the sea-nymphs, made famous in Homer's Odyssey. Theses under-water visions of mythological muse are rooted in the moments of an on-going and developing fictional narrative. This complex narrative, involving human evolution and our natural environment, is the unifying conceptual thread that ties these surreal visions.