An Echo of Sirens
36" X 36" oil on canvas
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In harsh conditions, the Sirens of the North Pacific jostle for refuge on a remote, rocky outcrop just off the shore of Village Island on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The familiar form of the Ammonite spiral calls to them, as it has since the dawn of their genus.
This "Echo" or gathering of Sirens is my modern interpretation of a celebrated classical composition.
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 38 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.