24" X 36" oil on canvas
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This painting represents a moment in the second book of my Sirens series.
The story point ...
This painting took 400 million years to create. The beginning of life in thin air. This fossil is Tetrapod, the ancestor of all land dwelling creatures of the biological kingdom of Animalia. 400 million years of evolution later brings us to Homo Sapien, Latin for "wise man." The most highly evolved species on Earth. But the next evolution for the survival of "wise man" must happen in decades. Sustainability.
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.
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