18" X 24" oil on canvas
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The visualization of a key moment in my second Sirens book.
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Sitting peacefully in the shallows of Turtle Bay, Aerica's thoughts drift back to the first time she sat here, waiting anxiously for Sarah's return. It was a time of anguish, with her future shrouded in fog. Soon she will pass the amulet on and the age of Hope will begin.
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.