11" X 14" oil on cradled panel
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Sarah tests the water at the edge of the foreshore. The water of the North Pacific is frigid, even in the summer. Massive waves generated by thousands of miles of ocean fetch crash down relentlessly on the gagged black outcrops of volcanic rock that emerge here and there from the beach sand. This is the barrier that separates the water dwelling from the land dwelling. There are some who can exist in both worlds. That's only one of her special gifts.
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.