Repentant, Study, 24" X 48" oil on canvas
Sirens series #8 ... Sarah comes to terms with the gravity of the consequences they now face for their casual sins. They’ve flirted with the ancient covenant. A distant folk tale that carries the warning from long ago. This bed-time story has become real. Her little sister is now banished, perhaps forever. Mark Heine
Revelation, study, 24" X 48" oil on canvas
Sirens series #10 ... This is my variation of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, from the ceiling of the Cystine Chapel. Sarah revels in Erica’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
Genesis, study, 24" X 48" oil on canvas
Sirens series #12 ... In the beginning, there was happiness. It's Erica's 12th birthday. Sarah had made the same promise for years: on the day Erica became an adult, she would take her to the beach. To experience the Evolution. To bask in the golden glow of the sun, feel the warmth of sand between toes and breathe the perfumes of Thin-Air.
Covenant, study, 24" X 48" oil on canvas
Sirens series #11 ... The citizens of Mer live under the restrictions of an ancient covenant. Sarah and Aerica have Trespassed, and Aerica has been banished, forever. Sarah begins her desperate and dangerous journey to Beckoning Rock, to save her sister at ... any cost.
Evolution, study, 30" X 36" oil on canvas
Sirens series #9 ... A familiar feeling of euphoria begins to wash over Sarah. It's the intoxicating lure of life on land ... fly-trap nectar for the unwary. But she knows it's a fleeting sensation that just leaves you craving, like the phantom-limb itch of a tail, which can never be scratched