“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 sculptures are designed to elicit a smile, and maybe a pulse of curiosity. They are not fabricated to a higher order, but merely to share a moment of fantasy and delight.

“Each is visually amusing, largely because the artist had a delightful time creating it. Be it a garden ant imagining a love affair with a lady bug, a large skeleton of a blimp that may never fly or a brightly colored spider with a smile. It’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.”

Lon Walters