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Kevin Caron puts his fabrication and logistical skills to work in creating, transporting and installing contemporary sculpture and functional works such as water features, sound features and public art.

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How to Bring Art to Life
How to Bring Art to Life
Feb 08, 2017
One of Kevin's fans, Pops, is helping Kevin make one of his crickets, which are made out of a railro... read more

Revealing the Winner of the Scrap Bin Sculpture Contest!
Revealing the Winner of the Scrap Bin Sculpture Contest!
Aug 31, 2016
The Crossthreaded team challenged the guys at Pabst Boys Roadhouse to create a sculpture just from m... read more

How to Plan How Much Steel You'll Need for a Sculpture
How to Plan How Much Steel You'll Need for a Sculpture
Apr 23, 2014
Kevin is looking at a hemisphere covered with chalk marks that will be the basis of a large sculptur... read more

A Sneak Peek at Kevin's Private Showing
A Sneak Peek at Kevin's Private Showing
Nov 28, 2012
Kevin is about to hold a private showing for his best patrons and supporters at a special location, ... 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

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 Get a Smooth Finish on a Metal Lathe
How to Get a Smooth Finish on a Metal Lathe
Jun 22, 2011
Kevin - and a wine-drinking mystery guest - use a special sandpaper to get a smooth finish on the a... 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

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 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

Contemporary Art Sculpture Genome Project Spins its Magic
Contemporary Art Sculpture Genome Project Spins its Magic
Apr 30, 2010
Just mounted on its bearing, Kevin gives his kinetic sculpture a whirl, showing off the Genome Proje... 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

How to Transport a Steel Sculpture to a Gallery
How to Transport a Steel Sculpture to a Gallery
Mar 04, 2010
Delivering work to a gallery can require creativity, too. In this video, Kevin delivers his Cor-ten ... 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

Metal Artist Kevin Caron Gives a Tour of his Studio
Metal Artist Kevin Caron Gives a Tour of his Studio
Feb 19, 2010
Kevin gives a tour of his studio before the arrival of a group from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemp... 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

A Virtual Art Show of Outdoor Sculpture
A Virtual Art Show of Outdoor Sculpture
Oct 15, 2009
Just before his solo show "Free Play" opened, Kevin grabbed the camera to give you a video tour. You... read more

Contemporary Art Sculpture Mobilus Spins Sensual Shadows
Contemporary Art Sculpture Mobilus Spins Sensual Shadows
Oct 12, 2009
When sculptor Kevin Caron saw the piece he'd been working on casting shadows as it spun, he couldn't... read more

Sandblasting a Metal Sculpture
Sandblasting a Metal Sculpture
Oct 05, 2009
Kevin sends out his larger work for sandblasting, but with small jobs will sometimes use his handhel... read more

How to Fix a Wrinkle on a Metal Sculpture
How to Fix a Wrinkle on a Metal Sculpture
Sep 17, 2009
The stand for the bell BobbyPin developed a little wrinkle when Kevin was convincing the two sides t... read more

Cutting Metal Pieces and Welding a Seamless Look on Sculpture
Cutting Metal Pieces and Welding a Seamless Look on Sculpture
Sep 06, 2009
To create solid bases - yes, two of them - for his new bell stand, Kevin cuts and fits pieces using ... read more

Arizona Artist Kevin Caron Visits the Loveland Sculpture Shows
Arizona Artist Kevin Caron Visits the Loveland Sculpture Shows
Aug 08, 2009
Kevin visits two sculpture shows in Loveland, Colorado. The Loveland Sculpture Invitational features... read more

A Twist on Sculpture: Genome Project
A Twist on Sculpture: Genome Project
Jun 01, 2009
Kevin explains how - and why - he's creating the steel sculpture The Genome Project, a series of bal... read more

How to Coat an Exterior Door with a Linseed Oil Finish
How to Coat an Exterior Door with a Linseed Oil Finish
May 25, 2009
Kevin applies the final finish - a coat of linseed oil and mineral spirits - to a large exterior met... read more

Installation of Public Art Commission Hands On, Part 2
Installation of Public Art Commission Hands On, Part 2
May 15, 2009
The installation of "Hands On," a public art commission for the city of Avondale, Arizona, went flaw... read more

How to Transport a 14-foot Metal Sculpture for Installation
How to Transport a 14-foot Metal Sculpture for Installation
May 07, 2009
How do you get a 600-pound steel tree trunk onto a trailer? Kevin shows and explains how he used a j... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Deconstructs a Metal Sculpture toTransport It
Artist Kevin Caron Deconstructs a Metal Sculpture toTransport It
Apr 17, 2009
"I'm melting!" OK, maybe it's not melting, but Kevin is reducing the read more

How to Combine Metal Tubes and Balls for an Outdoor Sculpture
How to Combine Metal Tubes and Balls for an Outdoor Sculpture
Apr 09, 2009
For his latest piece, Kevin is creating "strings" of steel tubing and steel balls. While it sounds s... read more

Grinding Steel Hands for a Public Art Commission
Grinding Steel Hands for a Public Art Commission
Mar 18, 2009
Kevin grinds away at the project Hands On for the city of Avondale, Arizona. In preparing 200 indivi... read more

Metal Artist Kevin Caron Adds Branches to a Steel Tree
Metal Artist Kevin Caron Adds Branches to a Steel Tree
Mar 03, 2009
Kevin continues to work on Hands On, his public art commission for the city of Avondale, Arizona. Wi... read more

Creating a Welded Steel Waterfall for Recycling Rain Water
Creating a Welded Steel Waterfall for Recycling Rain Water
Jan 17, 2009
Kevin's welded steel waterfall RainDrop flows beautifully during a test.... Now all we need is a lit... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Begins the Public Art Sculpture Hands On
Artist Kevin Caron Begins the Public Art Sculpture Hands On
Jan 17, 2009
For the public art commission "Hands On" for the city of Avondale, Arizona, Kevin starts with the ba... read more

Welding a Metal Waterfall for Recycling Rain Water
Welding a Metal Waterfall for Recycling Rain Water
Jan 08, 2009
Rube Goldberg lives! Working with the landscape company Life's A Garden, Kevin explains and demonstr... read more

How to Make a Hollow Piece of Steel Art Appear Solid
How to Make a Hollow Piece of Steel Art Appear Solid
Dec 29, 2008
Part of his sculpture Copernicus are two "slabs" of steel with holes in them. Kevin shows how he mak... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Shows How to Trim a Metal Christmas Tree
Artist Kevin Caron Shows How to Trim a Metal Christmas Tree
Dec 16, 2008
Kevin does his thing for the environment, using a "Union Pacific Pine" made of authentic railroad sp... read more

How to Make a Metal Sculpture out of Railroad Spikes
How to Make a Metal Sculpture out of Railroad Spikes
Nov 24, 2008
Kevin explains how he built a base from found materials, then shows how he welds on the spiky "branc... read more

Adding Finishing Touches to the Kinetic Steel Sculpture Diamante
Adding Finishing Touches to the Kinetic Steel Sculpture Diamante
Nov 18, 2008
With the upper sections of Kevin's large kinetic sculpture Diamante nearly complete, he adds some fi... read more

How to Engineer Two Spinning Components on a Steel Sculpture
How to Engineer Two Spinning Components on a Steel Sculpture
Oct 24, 2008
Kevin's 9-foot-tall steel sculpture Diamante is taking shape. He's roughed together the outer and in... read more

Fitting Angles on the Diamond-shaped Steel Sculpture Diamante
Fitting Angles on the Diamond-shaped Steel Sculpture Diamante
Oct 09, 2008
Kevin takes on another challenge in a sculpture called Diamante, which will have two diamonds, one i... read more

Creating a Metal Clapper for a Sound Sculpture
Creating a Metal Clapper for a Sound Sculpture
Sep 24, 2008
How do you make a dished chime ring? Kevin figures it out ... and shares the answer with you.... read more

Painting the Contemporary Art Sculpture Loaded
Painting the Contemporary Art Sculpture Loaded
Sep 18, 2008
Kevin sees the paint job on Loaded for the first time - and tries to get Ed Smoot of Smooth Engineer... read more

Art From the Ashes
Art From the Ashes
Sep 11, 2008
Kevin gets a delivery of, well, junk salvaged from one of the California fires from which he will ma... read more

Making a Contemporary Art Sculpture Spin in the Wind
Making a Contemporary Art Sculpture Spin in the Wind
Aug 22, 2008
With most of his finish work complete, Kevin has mounted Loaded, his latest sculpture, on a bearing ... read more

Creating the Contemporary Art Sculpture Loaded
Creating the Contemporary Art Sculpture Loaded
Aug 15, 2008
Odds are, Kevin will have this new sculpture, Loaded, done before too much longer. It's similar to W... read more

How to Use the Air Hammer to Make Metal Art
How to Use the Air Hammer to Make Metal Art
Jul 23, 2008
Kevin is still playing - I mean studying! - his new tool, the air hammer. He uses it to shape a new ... 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

Powder Coating a Steel Sculpture
Powder Coating a Steel Sculpture
Jun 12, 2008
Kevin takes BackFlip - the steel sculpture that will rise 10 feet in the air before a mountainside h... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Adds Metal Leaves to an Outdoor Sculpture
Artist Kevin Caron Adds Metal Leaves to an Outdoor Sculpture
May 15, 2008
Kevin places leaves on a vine sculpture, telling more about the leaves and the project itself.... read more

TIG Welding on Stainless Steel Sculpture, Calyx and Design Fun
TIG Welding on Stainless Steel Sculpture, Calyx and Design Fun
Apr 29, 2008
Kevin zeroes in on the finish work on Calyx - see the TIG in action - and shows the pattern for a ne... read more

TIG Welding by Phoenix Sculptor Kevin Caron
TIG Welding by Phoenix Sculptor Kevin Caron
Apr 21, 2008
Kevin plays with his new toy - I mean tool! - a TIG welder, as he works on sculptures Calyx and a ne... read more

Installing the Metal Sculpture Isadora
Installing the Metal Sculpture Isadora
Apr 08, 2008
Kevin and his lovely assistant, Mary, install Isadora, a kinetic sculpture named after the dancer Is... read more

Working on Stainless Steel Sculpture Calyx
Working on Stainless Steel Sculpture Calyx
Apr 03, 2008
Kevin starts work on Calyx, an outdoor stainless steel sculpture, including doing a little welding.
... read more

What's Going on at Sculptor Kevin Caron's Studio
What's Going on at Sculptor Kevin Caron's Studio
Mar 25, 2008
Kevin talks about a couple of projects he's working on, including a spider, a lily and something you... read more