Myra draws her primary inspiration from two sources that intertwine over and around each other - the intricate shapes and textures of nature, and the poetry of the bible. She expresses visually her personal response to the lyrical, metaforic verses of King David, which express the yearning of man to connect with the his Creator, and the poetic imagery of the later prophets as they spoke G-d's message of redemption to the people.
When she includes verses from the Book of Psalms or from the books of the prophets, it is not as a caption or a focal point but rather as an unobtrusive texture emerging from the background, merging with the delicate colors and graceful shapes of flowers and landscapes. More...
Most of her work is painted with acrylic on canvas, while some of the more detailed pictures are executed in a combination of watercolor and acrylic on paper. The collages are composed of pieces of watercolor paper which have been prepared by layering with acrylic paints of varying opacity, stamping with lace and metal lettering, drawing with pen and ink and colored pencils. Watercolor paintings, wood block prints and silk screen prints from previous years are torn up and re-worked with additional layers of paint before finding their place in the collage.
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