Wes Rankin is a sculptor originally from Lexington, Kentucky. She lives with her husband Byron, and two cats: Arya and Pippin. Her primary sculpture mediums include cast iron, forged steel, and fiber arts, amongst many others. Her work is influenced by her mixed cultural backgrounds, with a previous focus on the culture of death in rural Appalachia. Wes is excited to pursue her Master of Fine Arts and this next step in her career.