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NEWS FROM ARTIST KEVIN CARON



Sculptor Kevin Caron is always up to something. You can catch up with him in a number of ways ....
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Crystal Conundrum 3D printed fine art sculpture - Kevin Caron

SCULPTURETUCSON GENERATES CAMARADERIE, EDUCATION, ENERGY AND SALES
With a new location and layout, the second annual SculptureTucson event offered an energizing celebration of sculpture of all materials, sizes, shapes and intents. Sixty artists participated this year, compared to 40 last year. Held April 5 - 7, the show was once again inside Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, but in a different location in the park.

The event included entertainment, with dancers moving gracefully around the large sculpture garden between the two rows of tents, and educational sessions. Kevin spoke on Saturday about how he works with metal in ancient ways as well as new ones.

The greatest fascination was with Kevin's large format 3D-printed sculpture. "People wanted to know how it works and what creates the almost organic patterns created by the process," he says. There was a lot of positive reaction to Crystal Conundrum (below).

Crystal Conundrum may not have sold at the show, but nine sculptures did, including CounterSprung and One Long Song did.

WHAT'S NEW IN 3D PRINTING: SIMPLIFY 3D OFFERS SUPERIOR SLICING FOR 3D PRINTING"
What does 3D printing have to do with art? Kevin shares his adventures with this new technology in his blog, "A Sculptor Takes on 3D Printing."

One of the programs Kevin uses to make his 3D-printed sculptures is Simplify3D. Check out this guest post review of the program in Kevin's latest 3D blog post.

NEW IN THE STUDIOWeeping Tree, a kinetic outdoor sculpture - Kevin Caron
Kevin has nearly completed the first branch for a new commission for a sculpture and horticultural garden in New York titled Weeping Tree. He is also working on prepping and shaping the flower petals (right). "They may not look like flower petals yet, but they will," says Kevin. "This sculpture is large and complex, so you will be able to join me on the journey of its creation." Watch it develop on its own page.

Dangerous Dandelion is just back from the powder coater. This sculpture, the head of which spins, was inspired by a Facebook fan's comment about one of his Sweet Gum Balls.

"It got me thinking, and then I couldn't resist," says Kevin. See the Dangerous Dandelion on its own page.

Kevin's sculpture Cornered is a tabletop variation of his popular trefoil knot. "It was fun creating a stand so the sculpture could be handled easily.

Putting it back into its stand is as much of a puzzle as the design itself," says Kevin. He developed a clever way to make it easy for the owner to know how to do it, though. Check out Cornered.

Kevin also has been playing with a couple of sound sculptures, one of which is quite different. One Long Song, which sold at SculptureTucson, is handstruck and has a long, low tone. One Long Song is likely the first in a series. "I'm really having fun with these!" says Kevin Visit its page to see One Long Song's official photo.

Kevin is working on a more typical (for him) sound sculpture with a stand and a bell, but that may, too, have a bit of a twist. "It's just the way I think," says Kevin.

Crystal Conundrum 3D printed fine art sculpture - Kevin CaronKevin has also been creating a number of 3D-printed sculptures, including Crystal Conundrum (left), which has a surprisingly organic texture, and Lemon Wisp, which continues Kevin's fascination with the human form. See Lemon Wisp and see Crystal Conundrum larger.

Keep up with what Kevin's up to in the studio by visiting the Work in progress section of the Web site.

NEW IN VIDEO: "THE BEST WAY TO HOLD WORK FOR GRINDING"
In his newest video, Kevin shows the easy, safe and cheap way to hold your metal work while grinding .... Check it out!.

ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT FOR PIXELS
Kevin's latest newsletter is now available in the Newsletter section. You'll read exclusive news not available anywhere else - enjoy!

WHAT'S NEXT?
There's plenty to see here on KevinCaron.com, from videos, to newsletters, to the center of everything: Kevin's work. Click links below to enjoy ....