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Rondle West is mostly self-taught. His assemblage sculptures reflects a fondness of found objects and consists of metal, wood, toys and spray paint, as well as different types of adhesives.
He uses cartoons characters, pop culture references and science fiction or technological elements—all forged into one statement on religion, evolution and science—and the result is often so overwhelming that one struggles to comprehend the different levels of texture at play.
’You never quite know where to direct your eye first,’ he says. ‘For me they’re like little mini stage sets. They tell a story. It’s like looking at a theater production.’ West lives in Cincinnati and Palm Springs.