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Unglamorous Side of Being an Artist

The Voice: Hey, Kevin. What are you doing?

Kevin Caron: I'm preparing metal spikes for a new piece of garden art I'm creating here in the studio. Iíll fabricate it from railroad spikes, but first I need to clean up all the spikes before I can begin welding.

This is the less-than-glamorous side of being an artist: Standing here for a few hours every day just cleaning up the spike end and getting the rust off it, then cleaning up the head in the same fashion.

Afterward, Iíll use a grinding tool to make these flat, then grind a little flat spot on the top so that when I weld them on top of one another, I get a good bead on there and it's nice and stiff.

I'll spend about five or six hours and go through about half of that bucket and then I can start making my sculpture.

Back to work. Bye!

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