Kevin Caronís original jewelry designs were inspired by his unique sense of form paired with his fondness for jewelry.
The forms of his jewelry began as scaled down versions of Kevinís much larger steel sculptures such as Mobius, BackFlip and Wherever You Go, There You Are. He developed new designs as he explored the mechanical, geometric and delicate forms made possible with CAD software, which he uses to create his innovative sculptures.
"3D printing is a surprisingly organic process - it is a great tool for releasing my artistic impulses and expanding my artistic methods and fabrication skills," says Kevin.
SCULPTURE TO JEWELRY
Previously, Kevin worked in large scale - a number of his sculptures are more than 10 feet tall. 3D printing has allowed him to work in a very small scale, and to finally create a jewelry line.
He has always loved jewelry: its proportion; its proximity and relationship with the body; its color, the shadows it casts; and, in the case of metals, its reflection. 3D printing opened the door for him to manifest these small, delicate sculptures as wearable art.
Some of his jewelry designs actually originated as sculptures. He initially designed BackFlip for a 12,000 square foot residence on the side of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, where this 7-foot-tall sculpture still stands. I knew the design would make beautiful earrings.
Mobius also began as a kinetic sculpture, which is at a private residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Torus is a version of a design he created as a full-size sculpture in three different versions thus far, Torrent, Crimson Singularity and Wherever You Go, There You Are, which is 9 feet tall.
Campfire and Sand Dollar have yet to be created as anything but earrings, but he would like someday to fabricate each of these in a monumental size.