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MUSeINGS - News From Artist Kevin Caron
March 2019
Nucleus sound sculpture being loaded for shipping - Kevin CaronLaunching into 2019  ....   Now news ....  

TOUCH OF MODERN OFFERS KEVIN'S SCULPTURE

Touch of Modern WebsiteTouch of Modern, a leading app and Website for millenial tastemakers, will be featuring Kevin's 3D-printed and metal sculpture beginning March 2. They will be offered for five days in the site's signature flash sales. "I was excited to be contacted by them," Kevin says. 

Using flash sales, Touch of Modern introduces its subscribers to innovative, unusual and high quality accessories, art, clothing and more. 

Kevin created a series of seven products for Touch of Modern, which was named one of the 500 fastest growing American private companies by Inc. 5000 for two consecutive years. 

To learn more about Touch of Modern and see Kevin's contributions (starting March 2) to this dynamic site, visit the Touch of Modern Website.

SEVERAL SALES BEGIN THE NEW YEAR


Scarlet Spires, a 3D printed contemporary sculpture - Kevin CaronThe full-length feature article about Kevin in the January issue of Phoenix Home & Garden magazine prompted new  collectors to purchase four sculptures.

"People were fascinated by all the work in the magazine," observes Kevin. "The 3D-printed sculpture especially caught their imaginations. People just seem to 'get it.'"

One couple contacted Kevin from New York, then purchased three 3D-printed sculptures - Spectre, Black Mesa and Scarlet Spires (right) - for their Desert Mountain home in Scottsdale. "I took a number of pieces to their Arizona home so they could see how they would look," Kevin explains. "That made it clear which were the right choices for them."

Another Phoenix Home & Garden reader purchased Hot Lips (below, in "One of Your Own"), a highly unusual 3D-printed sculpture. "Its surface is almost like corduroy," says Kevin. "I'm not sure what caused that effect, and I've never been able to reproduce it." Such aberrations are a part of large format 3D printing. Sometimes the surprises are good, as in this case.

A fifth sale was a bittersweet surprise: Kevin's monumental sound sculpture Nucleus (shown in the opening photo heading to the shipper) sold  through the Saatchi Art Website. "I've sold a number of sculptures through this Website," says Kevin. "Saatchi is a well-respected name in the art world. I will miss this beautiful windchime, though," Kevin admits.

IN THE NEWS: KEVIN IN CHANDLER

Makers in the Community feature including Kevin Caron - Chandler LifeKevin may live in Phoenix, but his sculptures C-Note and The Seed are highly visible in Chandler, Arizona, a fast-growing city on the east side of the Phoenix metropolitan area. C-Note can be seen on Arizona Avenue. The Seed, which was commissioned by the city, is at Chandler's Tumbleweed Recreation Center.

Kevin has also participated in a number of art shows sponsored by the city, including his one-person show "Micro/Macro: The Sculptural Art of Kevin Caron," which was held at Chandler Center for the Arts.

That's why it's no surprise that the magazine Chandler Life chose to feature Kevin as a community maker. "I feel a strong connection to Chandler, so it was an honor to be included."

UNDER WAY IN THE STUDIO: FINISHING STROKES AND THAT MODERN TOUCH 


Dark Tower, a 3D printed contemporary art sculpture - Kevin CaronBecause it is heading to a hurricane-prone island off of the Georgia coast, Nucleus needed a little retrofitting. Kevin created a 48" diameter, 1/2" steel baseplate - it weighs as much as the sculpture's stand. He then added plates to the bottom of the stand so it can be bolted to the baseplate.

The baseplate will be buried, making Nucleus look no different, but ensuring its stability. "It's important to make a sculpture work in its intended site," says Kevin. "It was a bonus that it didn't change the look of the sculpture."

Kevin has also completed the unusual, small sound sculpture he created while playing with some scrap metal. Now titled One Long Song, the sound sculpture includes a striker to take advantage of its beautiful tone. "I can see this being used in a yoga class, or just allowing someone to create harmony in their own home," says Kevin. One Long Song will debut at SculptureTucson in April, but you can see and hear it now on its own Webpage.

On the 3D printing front, Kevin has been playing with some striking copper filament as well as a new form, conundrum. The largest version of it thus far is Dark Tower (above), a twirling 34" tall black spire of rising energy.

Kevin's also been busy creating both 3D-printed and metal sculpture for Touch of Modern. "Everyone will see them soon," he says. "I am really looking forward to the response to these sculptures."

Stay tuned to Kevin's Work in progress Website section to watch his sculptures come to life.

NEW IN 3D PRINTING: OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

Close up of the hot end of the Cerberus 3D 450 3D printer - Kevin CaronIn the world of 3D printing, a year is a long time. So after five years, the failure of Kevin's first 3D printer, a 3D Systems CubeX, wasn't shocking.

Its loss deprived Kevin, though, of a 3D printer that could handle filaments that require hotter temperatures than his Cerberus 3D Gigante and 250.

Enter the Cerberus 3D 400 .... Meet Kevin's new 3D printer with its magical powers in the blog post "The CubeX is dead; long live the 400."

Read more about Kevin's 3D-printing adventures and the evolving world of 3D printing ....

NEW VIDEOS ON CHANNEL KEVIN

Channel Kevin, Kevin Caron's YouTube channelSome of Kevin's videos cover subjects can make anyone's life easier, while others are more esoteric. He's released both types since his last newsletter.

One free how-to video that can help everybody is "How to Figure Out What's Wrong," which helps anyone troubleshoot a problem. Esoteric? Try "2 Ways to Adjust Z-Height on a CNC Table."

With more than 550 videos already online, Kevin adds a new video every week. Join his more than 67,000 subscribers and sign up on YouTube to see the latest.

Here are the videos Kevin has added since our last newsletter:
You can see all of the videos and subscribe to see each video as it comes out on Channel Kevin on YouTube and on Kevin's Web site.
Let's Make Some Sparks welding mug - Kevin Caron
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BEHIND THE SCENES:
'WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE A CREATIVE BLOCK?'


CAD screen - Kevin Caron"Because I have a really active imagination, I don't often feel blocked creatively.

"That being said, sometimes when I'm working in CAD, I find myself feeling stuck. 

"When that happens, I just start playing with shapes ... stretching and twisting them ... putting holes in them ... adding different shapes, layers and patterns on top of one another ... just for fun.

"Of course, that's not a whole lot different than what I do when I'm creating, but often then I have a purpose. When I'm getting unstuck, I have no agenda.

"Simply playing seems to jiggle something loose. Then I can either refine the shape into something I want, or it will start me on another path that will give me the shape I needed."

You can ask Kevin your own questions. Just email them to info@kevincaron.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Lemon Twist, a 3D printed fine art sculpture - Kevin CaronEnjoy Kevin's sculptures at these exhibits. For maps, click on the location name. For more information about these and any upcoming events as well as maps, visit the Website Events page.

ENJOY YOUR OWN KEVIN CARON

Hot Lips, a 3D printed fine art sculpture - Kevin CaronOne of Kevin's patrons purchased the large format 3D-printed sculpture Hot Lips (right).

Maybe it's your  turn to own a Kevin Caron original. A sound, water or free-standing sculpture adds immeasurable joy and peace to your home or workplace - or that of a special friend or family member.

He also has sculpture in stock - contact him to find out more.

Or Kevin is glad to create something special for you or a friend; just schedule a private consultation.

If you live out of town, just call or send a snapshot of the area where you want to see something special.

Kevin looks forward to hearing from you at info@kevincaron.com or 602-952-8767.
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Kevin Caron - 5831 N. 46th Pl. - Phoenix AZ 85018-1236
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