36" X 48" oil on canvas
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In a land of great forests, civilization is built from wood. Little sign remains of the truly ancient ones. Their dwellings returned to the soil to feed the next generation of life as is the cycle. Aerica understands these rare carved stone petroglyphs carry a message from long ago. A message so important, it was set in stone. But she has no idea how to read them. What she doesn't understand, is that what they say is only half the mystery.
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.