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Elliott Kayser

IT’S THE SERENE FIGURE IN the pasture, the wholesome symbol on packages of cheese, the embodiment of sustenance and plenty. For Elliott Kayser, the cow is also a deep well of exploration into culture, place, and the disconnection of modern life from nature.

“I never set out to be ‘the cow guy,’” the artist, 33, says of the bovine theme he’s pursued intensely

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