Chris Berens

Max

mixed media on panel
18 x 13 cm 2020

MAX has the ability to change his surroundings with his mind. He does it to escape, to hide, or to dream and visit magical places. He used to be angry and blunt. He would often travel to eerie worlds inhabited by hideous beasts who he would fight and oppress.

Now Max is almost all grown up. Overall, he has calmed down and he has learned to love and respect his subordinates and now they are the best of friends. Together they have a lot of fun.

MAX is the wild thing living within you. All in all, he’s a benevolent creature. He needs his space and eventually he will calm down. Nonetheless, it is quite crucial to occasionally throw in a full moon for him to howl at, as he needs to rampage and blow out his flagrant fumes.

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