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Montana LOOKBOOK #08 / 2023

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MontanaCans LOOKBOOK 2023 Issue #8 It's that time again to welcome the release of the Montana Cans Lookbook 2023 edition #8. There is no rewind button on life, making it all the more important to reflect on the year that was, and the things that happened during that period. The Montana-Cans Lookbook does just that and reflects on some of the highlights from the year prior. A moment to reflect on those things that may not have received as much shine as they deserved while being "in the moment".

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set of open fingers. A merging of roller and brush whichis then polished with the fine-tuned abilities of CASE'saerosol can techniques. The final layer of the image is aphoto-realistically painted rendition of the same hand,with its owner appearing to be in the starting (or finishing)position of the game.The Knife GameThe viewer is left to come to their own conclusions afterthey manage to stop being distracted by all the finiteenthralling technical details that CASE has managed tobring together the rougher, rawer mark-making. Tryingto find where the use of where the Montana BLACK andGOLD cans end and the acrylic roller and brushwork↖ A close up of thehand that creates thehands.↑ Up close and personal,the real CASEMACLAIM aka AndreasVon Chrzanowski.↓ Way up above theground on a scissorlift, CASE staysgrounded as detailsget more and moreengaging.Skill, strong nerves, and a steady hand arerequired to assure the fragile fingers areleft unscathed. With little skin or protection,as the knife speeds up the risk for theplayer increases.start, is a challenge amongst the impressive yet seeminglyeffortless merge of liquid and spray-based paint.A technique that alludes to a merging of the old with thenew. In real life, the knife game is the challenge for theplayer to stab between the empty spaces of their openfingers while the sharp tip of the blade speeds into theopen gaps. Skill, strong nerves, and a steady hand arerequired to assure the fragile fingers are left unscathed.With little skin or protection, as the knife speeds up therisk for the player increases. And as long as the knifedoesn't hit, where or when does the game end? CASEmakes us wonder about the stakes for the player whosehand we see on a grand scale. Will it end in triumph, orwill it end in blood?↓ The finishing touchesas the duststarts to settle and“The Knife Game” isnearly finished.44 Production/Recap Case Maclaim at Metropolink

→ No time to waste,the sun is down butthe lights are on allowingCASE to keeppushing through hismural to meet thedeadline.↓ Rome wasn’t builtin a day, but seeing itbeing built wouldhave probably beenlike watching a CASEmural come to completion.Production/Recap Case maclaim at metropolink45

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