The Memory of Stone
30" X 40" oil on canvas
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The story point...
The first humans to inhabit North America crossed the Bering Sea Ice bridge and traveled down the west coast of Canada as far back as 20 thousand years ago. Whispers of their mythology and beliefs still remain through sites of ancient petroglyphs dotting the coastline. Through these brief glimpses we can reach back 20 thousand years and connect directly with the mind of an artist. Now that's what I call a legacy. Organics, such as paper, wood and canvas are expressive but can't stand the test of time at such an epic scale. None can compare to the memory of stone.
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 38 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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