Both beautiful and brutal, the American West is a landscape of unforgiving grandeur. To explore and discover is central to the ethos of freedom. Self-expression and destiny are enshrined in the rugged individualism and independence of explorers and adventurers. Traditional silversmithing, turquoise and organic textures from rivers, mountains, and earth, are the themes of our American Western collection.
Pantheon of The American West
The American West portrayed in popular culture is a romanticized image of what history proves was a place of complexity and nuanced reality. An unspoiled landscape beckoned adventurous souls. Some travelers struck it rich in oil, gold or railroads, creating legendary extravagance. Some pilgrims found livelihoods in toil and labor. Others were adjacent to both, taking advantage of life on the edge of civility. The history of the American West remains tangible in the relationships and landscape of today. Elevating these historic personalities to levels of gods and goddesses, the Pantheon of the American West beckons reflection on how we see ourselves in the complex narrative of life. These characters embrace light and dark, exploring symbiosis in contrasting energies. They ask, can we embrace opposing characteristics? The multiplicity of being American creates complex identities. Embracing our complexity allows for deeper understanding and discovery of ourselves as characters developing within our own story.