MUSeINGS - NEWS FROM KEVIN CARON July 2019

Artist Kevin Caron making repairs to his first water sculpture, Stretch

Kevin making repairs to his first water sculpture, Stretch, which is now 20 years old.

A presentation in El Paso in the fall ... a tree grows in the studio ... a new approach to 3D printing ... and a new video series, all in this issue.

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KEVIN TO SPEAK AT CODAWORX ART, TECHNOLOGY & PLACE SUMMIT

Kevin will speak at the CODAworx Art, Technology & Place Summit in El Paso, Texas, October 2- 4, where he will share his experiences as a pioneer in large-format 3D printing sculpture.

"Little did I know where things would lead when I first had my 8-foot-tall 3D printer built," says Kevin. The event will be held at the El Paso Museum of Art. In its second year, the CODAworx summit focuses on the ways creative professionals are incorporating technology to create innovative art that is changing the way we experience our environments.

"I'm happy about sharing what I've learned while creating 3D-printed sculpture, including a new approach that I'm very excited about," says Kevin.

Visit the always-updated Events page for information about upcoming events.

Crystal Conundrum, a 3D printed contemporary art sculpture - Kevin Caron

UNDER WAY IN THE STUDIO: NEW, OLD, TRANSFORMATIONAL

Kevin has nearly completed the second branch of Weeping Tree, an 8-foot-tall metal sculpture with 5 sweeping branches and kinetic flowers.

The flowers are being finished with a special auto paint applied by a hot rod specialist.

"Wait until you see them!" he says. See Weeping Tree's progress on its own page.

Stretch, Kevin's first water sculpture, was in the studio for some repairs (opening photo). Kevin replaced the intake system. "When a work incorporates water, maintenance is a must," he explains. "I tell people who want a water sculpture or fountain that they are also getting a new hobby."

Kevin has also recently had a breakthrough with a new approach to 3D-printed sculpture. It began with the piece Rainbow He. Kevin then created two larger sculptures on his 8-foot-tall Gigante 3D printer, Looking In (above, left) and Inside Out. "The finish of these artworks is rough and wild, a deconstructed take on what 3D printing can do," says Kevin. "People are saying it looks like ice, quartz, a fish skeleton, lace and even jellyfish."

Kevin's new approach affects the interaction of light with the materials. He's not the only one delighted with the result. Rainbow He sold within hours. See Rainbow He, Inside Out and a larger photo and closeup of Looking In on their own pages.

A Sculptor's Take on 3D Printing free 3D printing blog post - Kevin Caron

NEW IN 3D PRINTING: EXPERIMENTING WITH SETTINGS SPARKS CREATIVE INSPIRATION

Kevin's latest post on his blog page, "A Sculptor's Take on 3D Printing," reveals how adjusting settings has led to new, dramatic artworks that are much different than his previous designs.

In the free blog post "'Playing around' leads to intriguing visual development" Kevin talks about trying out different settings in his software, which has inspired him to create fresh new works that toy with light.

Read it here.

Channel Kevin - Kevin Caron's free how to videos on YouTube

NEW VIDEOS ON CHANNEL KEVIN

Here are the videos Kevin has added since his last newsletter, including the first in a new series about being an artist. "My videos have always been a way to answer people's questions, so this new series answers a different sort of question I get often," Kevin explains.

His more than 550 videos have had more than 18.7 million views, and Kevin adds a new video every week. Join his more than 69,000 subscribers and sign up on YouTube to see the latest or visit his Website, where there are videos and art, too.

Let's Make Some Sparks mug - Kevin Caron

SPECIAL OFFERS AND OPPORTUNITIES!
If you enjoy Kevin's free videos or just want to support his work, visit Patreon to see how you can sponsor him - and get some cool Kevin Caron swag, too!

You can also buy your own Kevin Caron T-shirts, caps, stickers, mugs, etc. on his Zazzle page - check it out!

BEHIND THE SCENES: 'WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?'

"When I was driving a truck for a living, I had a lot of time to let my mind wander - while I was keeping an eye on the road, of course!

"Often I would reverse engineer something I had seen that day, whether it was at one of the businesses I visited or something I had read, seen online, or just created in my head.

"Now, as an artist, it is pretty much my job to make what I see in my mind.

"That is undoubtedly what makes me happiest: being able to convert what I see in my mind into something that people can touch, see and hear.

"It's a certain sort of alchemy ...."


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

Love and Marriage, a 3D printed fine art sculpture - Kevin Caron

UPCOMING EVENTS

Enjoy Kevin's sculptures at these exhibits. For maps, click on the location name.

  • November 1 - 3 (Friday - Sunday), Phoenix, Arizona - Kevin participates in the Camelback Studio Tour, with 2 other artists joining him in his home this year.

For more information about these and any upcoming events as well as maps, visit the Website Events page.

Low Orbit, a contemporary art sculpture - Kevin Caron

ENJOY YOUR OWN KEVIN CARON SCULPTURE

This sculpture, Sound | Silence, sold at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery in Prescott, Arizona.

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.

Kevin is glad to create something special for you or a friend; just schedule a private consultation. If you live out of town, simply call or send a photo of the area where you want to see something special. He also has sculpture currently available. Contact him to find out more. Kevin looks forward to hearing from you at info@kevincaron.com or 602-952-8767.

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