40" X 48" oil on canvas
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This, then, is the myth realized. The hope that spawned their kind so long ago has come full circle, through the generations, to this moment, built on the evolution of empathy. The path of her expectations, so long confused and conflicted, is now clear. From the start, it was never to be her future.
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.