24" X 48" oil on canvas
Original art is sold
The story point ...
Sirens series #10 ... This is my variation of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Sarah revels in Aerica’s evolution from a sea to a land dweller. Her Trespass on land and contact with Thin-Air has transformed her caudal. She’s bipedal, for the first time in her young life. It’s a intoxicating to flirt with the ancient Covenant and the romantic and ominous curse it carries. Mark Heine
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. Ultimately, the paintings will illuminate the completed book and will also serve as scale studies for larger, life-sized works, to be presented as a large scale show that will coincide with the launch of the book.