Labyrinth

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Mark Heine

Labyrinth

2017

76.2 x 101.6 cm | 30 x 40 in
oil on canvas

Canada

Writing has long been an 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 his coming Sirens book, a work of fiction in the genre of magical realism. This complex narrative, involving human evolution and our natural environment, is the unifying conceptual thread that ties these surreal visions.