Altarpiece Series

The Altarpiece series began with trying to capture the beauty within the landscapes of my hometown of Roseville, California, before they were consumed by urban sprawl. I didn't try to glamorize or create a romantic vision of these miniature Gardens of Eden. I wanted to capture what I saw: pristine landscapes with signs of the inevitable 'sprawl.'

As I painted these landscapes, it felt as though I was painting my own story and my own struggle to overcome adversity. The objects I have selected to juxtapose these landscapes were chosen for their personal symbolic qualities, aesthetic appeal, or a combination of the two.

-Myron

 
 

Nude Woman Behind Asparagus
Oil on Wood, 1998
41"X39"
 

Acquisition of Sight
Oil on Wood, 1999
43"X42"
 

Bird Pinned to Landscape
Oil on Wood, 1999
43"X40"
 

Detail of a Landscape
Oil on Wood, 1999
42"X40"
 




Eve Revisiting the Garden
Oil on Wood, 1999
43"X42"
 

Flowers in an Urban Environment
Oil on Wood, 1998
42"X40"
 

Foraging Through a Landscape
Oil on Wood, 1999
43"X43"
 

Mannequin Bound to a Landscape
Oil on Wood, 1998
43"X42"
 




Nude Self Portrait Behind Bell Pepper
Oil on Wood, 1998
39"X46"
 

Primary Needs of a Landscape
Oil on Wood, 2000
43"X42"
 

Puzzled
Oil on Wood, 2001
44"X42"
 

White Horse in Landscape Behind Pear
Oil on Wood, 1998
42"X40"
 




Displacement of a Shell
Oil on Wood, 1998
42"X40"