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: TRENDSETTING; COLLECTING; PROFILING
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".
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: "'THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE' YET AGAIN ...."
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."
Kevin still hasn't been able to try out all the new improvements to his 8-foot-tall 3D printer. One of its 3 motors failed, discovered after many hours of troubleshooting and an injection of cash.
Read the gory details in his latest 3D blog post.
NEW IN THE STUDIO
In addition to working on Weeping Tree, Kevin is working on another large metal commission. Meanwhile, his recent 3D-printed commission has arrived and the patrons are, in their own words, "thrilled."
In his metal studio he's just completed a large sound sculpture for a contemporary Scottsdale, Arizona, home. "I had created another sound sculpture for a previous owner of this home, but they took it with them," explains Kevin. "The new owner wanted their very own sound sculpture."
This commission, Fisher Five, reflects the family who owns the home, with 5 branches honoring the couple's 5 children. The sound sculpture, which you can hear on Facebook, is now at the powder coater. Next stop: installation.
Meanwhile, Kevin has just completed the third branch (below left, partial) for 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!"
Meanwhile, Weeping Tree's flowers are now back from the painter. "I am really excited about how these are going to look when there are 20 of them spinning," says Kevin. "It involves something totally new for me - this seems to be a recurring theme in my career!" 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.
For a commission for a Cincinnati, Ohio, couple, he used his new approach to 3D printing with his more traditional approach. "If you can call creating any sort of large-scale 3D-printed sculptures as 'traditional,'" says Kevin with a laugh. Morphosis uses 3 elements to create this site-specific sculpture. Kevin received photos of the location and was able to reproduce that location to create the sculpture here. "I'm super happy with the way it turned out," he says. "Most important, so are the patrons!" See Morphosis on its own page.
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: "INTRODUCING THE EVERLAST MTS 275 LIGHTNING"
Kevin shows off Everlast's new multiprocess welder that hasn't haven't even been released yet. Check it out in Kevin's newest video!
ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT FOR PIXELS
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