Ring of Fire
36" X 36" oil on canvas
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The visualization of a key moment in the second book of my Sirens series.
The story point ...
Ring of Fire is a term used to describe the volatile seismic activity that lies at the fringe of the Northern Pacific Ocean.
Riding the Great Pacific Gyre, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown sent a plume of radioactivity strait to the Pacific Coast of Canada. Who puts back-up generators in the basement of a nuclear plant in a Tsunami prone area? The effects of such radioactivity will be felt by the generations in the future, both on land and in the sea. What are the mutations that will result? Only time will tell.
This surface of this painting was very slightly damaged while in progress (repaired,) during an earthquake, which brought the lens of my studio ceiling light down on the wet paint. Hence it's tittle. :)
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.