36" X 48" oil on canvas
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This painting represents a moment in the second book of my Sirens series.
The story point ...
The Chinook ... king of the salmon species. The West Coast of Canada is built from it's bones. Marine life, terrestrial life and even plant life are as they are because of it. This keystone species urgently needs our protection.
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.