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How to Create a Sculpture

Upon requests from subscribers, Kevin Caron is documenting the creation of a sculpture.

In this series, he explains how he approaches each task required to create the 9-foot-tall sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are, commissioned to appear in the Sculpture-on-Campus exhibition at Pima Community College East Campus.

Enjoy these how-to videos on creating a sculpture ....

Installing the Monumental Sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are
Installing the Monumental Sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are
Sep 30, 2015
After placing his monumental sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are and its pedestal on a semitruc... read more

Unveiling the Monumental Sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are
Unveiling the Monumental Sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are
Sep 29, 2015
On July 30, 2015, in a brief ceremony, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts unveils Kevin Caron'... read more

How to Scale Up a Sculpture
How to Scale Up a Sculpture
Mar 26, 2014
In the beginning of this how-to video, Kevin is looking at a maquette, or model, of a sculpture he c... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 15: Installing the Sculpture
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 15: Installing the Sculpture
Oct 17, 2012
It's finally time for Kevin's sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are to be installed on the campus... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 14: Loading the Sculpture
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 14: Loading the Sculpture
Oct 03, 2012
How do you move 1,000 pounds of steel from the ground onto a trailer? Yes, it's finally time to load... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 13: Applying the Finish
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 13: Applying the Finish
Aug 29, 2012
On a balmy 105 degree August day, Kevin is finally ready to apply the finish to his 9-foot-tall scul... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 12: Grinding and Finish Work
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 12: Grinding and Finish Work
Aug 15, 2012
With just a few panels left to weld on to the structure, Kevin is increasingly turning to finish wor... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 11: Adding the Last Panels
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 11: Adding the Last Panels
Aug 08, 2012
After seven months of work, Kevin is putting the last panels on his 9-foot-tall outdoor sculpture Wh... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 10: Raising the Sculpture
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 10: Raising the Sculpture
May 30, 2012
A pivotal moment arrives. It's time for Kevin to move the sculpture Wherever You Go, There You Are f... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 9: Attaching the Base
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 9: Attaching the Base
May 23, 2012
Kevin is finally ready to attach the base to the sculpture. That involves creating a series of 4-inc... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 8: Attaching the Base
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 8: Attaching the Base
May 16, 2012
Kevin is ready to attach more exterior "skin" panels to his public sculpture Wherever You Go, There ... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 7
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 7
Apr 04, 2012
Kevin is finally putting the skin on the framework he has built for the sculpture Wherever You Go, T... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 6
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 6
Mar 28, 2012
Kevin shares some of the setbacks he experienced while creating a 9-foot-tall sculpture. First, he e... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 5
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 5
Mar 21, 2012
Kevin is ready to create the 1/4-inch-square metal ring that the triangle-shaped supports for his sc... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 4
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 4
Mar 14, 2012
Kevin continues his series on how to create a sculpture - at least how he creates a sculpture (altho... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 3
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 3
Mar 07, 2012
In the third part of a series on how he is creating a sculpture, Kevin explains how to fabricate rep... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 2
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 2
Feb 29, 2012
Kevin explains how he is creating a nine-foot-tall umbilic torus steel sculpture. In this free video... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 1
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 1
Feb 22, 2012
This is the first in a series of free videos on how Kevin creates a sculpture.

Caron has just beg... read more

Tips and Tricks to Make a Smooth Curve
Tips and Tricks to Make a Smooth Curve
Nov 30, 2011
Kevin shows how to create a curve he can cut out on an aluminum metal sheet for the public sculpture... read more

How to Make a Brass Container on a Metal Lathe
How to Make a Brass Container on a Metal Lathe
Sep 14, 2011
Kevin shows how to make a brass container and its top on a metal lathe and talks about working with ... read more

How to Color Steel Using Wax
How to Color Steel Using Wax
Sep 08, 2011
Kevin shows how he uses waxes and patinas to obtain the color he wants on the steel sculpture read more

How to Space Items Evenly and Easily
How to Space Items Evenly and Easily
Aug 03, 2011
As he starts a new metal sculpture, Kevin provides tips and tricks for how to evenly space component... read more

Creating a Steel Torus: a Twisted Circle for a Slick Sculpture
Creating a Steel Torus: a Twisted Circle for a Slick Sculpture
Mar 02, 2011
Kevin is fascinated by geometry. He has been investigating geometric shapes such as the torus. He ex... read more

How to Raise the Sound Sculpture Nucleus
How to Raise the Sound Sculpture Nucleus
Sep 22, 2010
After working on the sound sculpture Nucleus on its side, Kevin is ready to raise the 9-foot-tall me... read more

How to Refine the Shape of  a Contemporary Art Sculpture
How to Refine the Shape of a Contemporary Art Sculpture
Aug 03, 2010
Kevin is refining the shape of his sculptural Klein bottle. Shaping the metal sculpture takes some f... read more

Testing the Waters on a Garden Sculpture Fountain
Testing the Waters on a Garden Sculpture Fountain
Jul 16, 2010
The moment of truth arrives. Kevin has been working on a steel fountain for several weeks. Now it's ... read more

Cutting Metal: How to Make Components Uniform in Size and Shape
Cutting Metal: How to Make Components Uniform in Size and Shape
Jun 24, 2010
There are times Kevin wants components to look the same within a composition. That's the case on the... read more

How to Make a 1-Sided 3-D Metal Art Sculpture
How to Make a 1-Sided 3-D Metal Art Sculpture
Jun 16, 2010
Using a ring roller on his slip roll, artist Kevin Caron creates a three-dimensional piece with one ... read more

Working With Metal: How to Use a Laser Level
Working With Metal: How to Use a Laser Level
Jun 09, 2010
When he needed to cut off all the bells on the recent commission Arabesque at the same level, artist... read more

Working With Metal: How to Make it Level
Working With Metal: How to Make it Level
Jun 03, 2010
Kevin is ready to hang the bells on his sound sculpture Arabesque, but he needs to make sure the bel... read more

How to Create Metal Art: Shaping a Sculpture
How to Create Metal Art: Shaping a Sculpture
May 12, 2010
Kevin shapes a sound sculpture by determining the arcs of the sculpture's three arms. He explains ho... read more

The Genesis of Ideas: Making a Metal Fireplace Sculpture
The Genesis of Ideas: Making a Metal Fireplace Sculpture
Apr 14, 2010
Kevin addresses the age-old question asked of artists: "Where do ideas come from?" using the firepla... read more

How to Create a Custom Front Door Using Bicycle Parts
How to Create a Custom Front Door Using Bicycle Parts
Mar 30, 2010
Based on the clients' love of mountain bikes and cruising, Kevin creates a custom design for a front... read more

Finish Work on Metal Art: After Sandblasting
Finish Work on Metal Art: After Sandblasting
Feb 27, 2010
After his sound feature Perchering returned from the sandblaster, Kevin inspected it for defects so ... read more

Rusting the Contemporary Art Sculpture Sashay
Rusting the Contemporary Art Sculpture Sashay
Jan 08, 2010
Kevin is putting the patina on his steel sculpture Sashay simply by spraying it with water. He expla... read more

Fitting Steel for the Top of Contemporary Art Sculpture Sashay
Fitting Steel for the Top of Contemporary Art Sculpture Sashay
Dec 29, 2009
With the body of his 9-foot tall weathering steel sculpture Sashay formed, Kevin shapes the top of t... read more

Working the Angles on the Contemporary Art Sculpture Sashay
Working the Angles on the Contemporary Art Sculpture Sashay
Dec 20, 2009
Kevin addresses the aesthetic and practical aspects of the top of his 9-foot tall sculpture weatheri... read more

How to Use CAD Software to Design Metal Art
How to Use CAD Software to Design Metal Art
Nov 04, 2009
Kevin shares how he uses CAD software to design art. Alibre design software helps him create more co... read more

Assembling Abloom with the TIG Welder
Assembling Abloom with the TIG Welder
Jun 24, 2008
Kevin uses the TIG welder to put together the three parts of Abloom, the stainless steel sculpture h... read more