Siren Song, study
36" X 48" oil on canvas
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The Sirens are calling, but you have to care to hear them. Extinction is on the horizon, as the greedy few gorge themselves on the entrails of our dying world. The UN reports there are now a million species at risk of extinction. We must listen, hear and get involved to change our course. This world belongs to us all. The future belongs to our children. It's cliché but true ... if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. We're all in the same boat ... there are no more free rides.
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.