20" X 20" oil on canvas
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Sarah tests the current of the ebbing tide. The vortex of the ancient Maelstrom swirls over her foot and she can imagine how powerful it's core must be. Once caught in it's grip, there would be no escape until you reach the other side. She knew it led somewhere, but once you got there, was there a way back? The fossil covered shore line and hand carved petroglyphs were proof of it's antiquity. She was struck with the sense that this gateway was not a naturally occurring phenomenon.
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.