Artist Statement

I do the work I do to be in control.  The world is constantly changing and seeks to impose its will on me.  By listening to my own self and my instincts, I regain my control.  My intuition helps me express myself and make sense of a chaotic world.
I draw upon my subconscious and trust my intuition.  If instinct tells me I’m doing good, I keep at it.  If instinct feels wrong, I stop and try to make order out of chaos.  I summon my feelings, my imagination, my experiences, and my heart.  I trust my own judgement.

In the sequential art I create, I want to make what I want rather than listen to what others want.  My own desires for acceptance and for times long gone are reflected in my work.

– Max West, 12/18/2010