24" X 36" oil on canvas
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The visualization of a key moment in the second book of my Sirens series.
The story point ...
Sarah extends an offering, but receives a warning in reply. For the second time, the birds alert her to the presence of danger. Are they the first Orphans to ally with Offspring? The genus of Finch spoke to Darwin and he was enlightened enough to hear. Those that care, hear the most. Others, paralyzed with self interest can hear, but choose not to listen.
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.