Lon Walters, Artist
Whimsy in Metal
Artwork does not have to be instrumental to world change nor overtly challenging to one’s moral compass. Nor should it have to contest one’s ability to critique compositional qualities or spatial illusions.
Rather, Rong Wranch metal sculptures are designed to elicit a smile, and maybe a pulse of curiosity. The metal sculptures are not fabricated to a higher order, but merely to share a moment of fantasy and delight.
Each metal sculpture is visually amusing, largely because the artist had a delightful time creating it. Be it a garden ant imagining a love affair with a ladybug, a large skeleton of a blimp that may never fly or a brightly colored spider with a smile. Metal sculpture that’s different. It’s whimsical. It shares a moment of levity. It’s not practical.
We need more of that. Life is already way too serious.