10" X 10" oil on panel
The visualization of a key moment in the second book in my Sirens series.
The story point ...
She never learned how to swim. All her life she'd been told to stay clear of the water. But the school field trip goes bad. In trying to help a friend who's fallen in the water, she too slips off the shore. She struggles to breath, but will soon learn the big secret in her life ... she doesn't have to.
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.