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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IN THE NEWS: PROFILES PROLIFERATE
In September, Arizona Foothills Magazine tagged Kevin as a trendsetter, interviewing him for a fun profile. Check it out in Trendsetter to Know: Kevin Caron".
Also in September, Kevin was also interviewed by Phil La Duke for a Q&A in Authority Magazine: "From Avocation To Vocation: How I Turned My Hobby Into A Career" With Artist Kevin Caron.
July provided a trifecta of press coverage for Kevin. Saatchi Online, the highly respected online art consultancy, chose Kevin's work for two of its collections, first "Desert Inspired" and then "Garden Sculptures."
"Interestingly enough," says Kevin, "they picked the same sculpture for both collections! And the piece sold!" Check it out for yourself by clicking on the names of the collections above.
Meanwhile, Kevin also was featured in a profile by Printrunner, the online printer he uses for show postcards, etc. (yes, he's gearing up for the Camelback Studio Tour this November!). "They not only do a terrific job printing," says Kevin, "this is a really nice profile!" Check out "My Business Plan: Kevin Caron Studios" now.
KEVIN TO SPEAK AT CODAWORX ART, TECHNOLOGY & PLACE SUMMIT
Kevin will share his adventures with 3D printing large-format sculpture at he CODAworx Art, Technology & Place Summit this fall. "Other sculptors use 3D printing," says Kevin, "but few if any print sculptures as large as the ones I've been printing."
A pioneer in using 3D printing for sculpture, Kevin had his 8-foot-tall 3D printer made for him. He has worked through challenges with hardware, software and material to create 3D-printed sculpture as large as 5-1/2 feet tall. "I'm excited about sharing what I've learned creating these sculptures, including a new approach that I'm very excited about."
The summit will be held in El Paso, Texas, October 2 - 4. Stay tuned for more information.
WHAT'S NEW IN 3D PRINTING: "MY 3D PRINTER HEADS TO THE HOSPITAL"
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."
After cascading - and probably unrelated - problems, "mad scientist" Steve Graber takes Kevin's 8-foot-tall 3D printer to his shop to get it running again. See them wrestle this beast out the door in Kevin's latest 3D blog post.
NEW IN THE STUDIO
Kevin has completed and installed Kevin's largest sound sculpture to date, Fisher Five. Not even the remnants of Hurricane Lorena could stop Kevin from installing this commissioned sound sculpture. "It was cold and rainy, but we pulled it off!" says Kevin, who beat a deadline to delight the patrons who were returning to the Valley this week. See a larger image of this sound sculpture on its own page. (Notice the raindrops! An official photo is yet to come.)
Meanwhile, his recent 3D-printed commission for a Cincinnati, Ohio, couple, Morphosis,, has arrived and the patrons are, in their own words, "thrilled." The sculpture, which incorporates both Kevin's more "traditional" approach to large-format 3D printing and his new more organic look, is named in honor of its transitional "story" with the title referencing the process of metamorphosis. "It took several attempts to get the piece to look just the way I wanted," says Kevin, "but it was worth it!" See Morphosis on its own page.
Meanwhile, Kevin is now hard at work on the fourth branch (below, right) of a commission for a sculpture and horticultural garden in New York titled Weeping Tree. "As I add more branches it gets trickier," he admits. "They all need to come out of the trunk gracefully - and securely!" There will be a total of 5 branches, with 20 painted spinning flowers. See some the flowers on Weeping Tree's own Webpage.
This sculpture will take many months to complete - watch it develop on its own page.
On another front, Kevin's sculpture Gyre has a new color. "This amazing new finish is tantalizing," says Kevin. "I posted a photo on Facebook, and different people saw different colors in the finish." See a photo for yourself on Gyre's own page.
While his time in his metal studio has been dominated by Weeping Tree and Fisher Five, Kevin has also been busy with 3D printing.
A hunch and playing around with settings has led him to an exciting discovery, one he details in some of his latest 3D-printing blog posts. "I am crazy excited about the results of this technique, and everyone else seems to be, too," says Kevin. "While I will continue to refine the results, this detailed, layered, deconstructed look takes my work to a new level."
The official photo of Looking In gives you a full view of beautiful this new approach is. People have said it looks like ice, glass, a fish skeleton, quartz, hoarfrost and even jellyfish. See the sculpture Looking In on its own Webpage.
Kevin has created several new sculptures using this technique. His latest is Ruby, which will be 47" tall when it is completed. Kevin has printed the main part of the sculpture and working on its base. You can see it thus far on its own page.
To get an idea of how it will look, check out Ruby's maquette, which has a base, on its own page. "Creating a maquette, or model, often helps me with proportion and viability," says Kevin. "In this case, I did make changes to proportions for the large version based on the maquette. Prototyping is one of the great uses of 3D printing."
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: "HOW TO LINE UP PARTS PERFECTLY FOR A CNC TABLE"
Kevin's CNC metal cutting table is 4x4, but many of his sculptures are bigger. He shares how he "cheats" to line up parts correctly in his latest video. Check it out!
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