30" X 30" oil on canvas
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Aerica struggles to understand the faces of human nature in the wake of his sacrifice. One-on-one their empathy was undeniable. In fact, she was still alive because of it. But that individual empathy is seen as a weakness and kept hidden from the herd. Survival of the ruthless is the way of the collective and ethics are seen as an expensive luxury in a dog-eat-dog world.
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.