Max Cole-Takanikos
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THE WEST

This is an ongoing and evolving collection of personal works that pay homage and tribute to the American west. My mother spent part of her time growing up in the deserts of the southwest, and I in turn was raised on old westerns, Johnny Cash, and Marty Robbins. I’ve always been fascinated by the freedom, opportunity, beauty, and cruelty of the stories that came out of the time when the wild land felt new and old at the same time. That, and the quintessential boy’s dream of being a cowboy still lives in my heart.

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