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Transporting & Installing Metal Art

gantry craneKevin Caron uses a variety of tools to transport and install his sculptures, everything from a simple engine hoist (right) to hiring a crane and operator.

In addition to two engine hoists, he uses a gantry crane he built to fit onto his 14-foot trailer and an 8-foot trailer to move and transport his sculptures as well as raw materials.

Enjoy these how-to videos about transporting and installing metal art...

How to Work Alone: Moving Heavy Metal
How to Work Alone: Moving Heavy Metal
Nov 15, 2017
Kevin moves a piece of 1/2" plate steel using an engine hoist and a plate lifter onto his CNC plasma... read more

How to Lift Items Easily - the Old School Way
How to Lift Items Easily - the Old School Way
Jul 13, 2016
Kevin is lifting some large and heavy pieces of 5" square steel tubing onto his workbench. A viewer ... read more

How to Lift Heavy Steel
How to Lift Heavy Steel
Jun 08, 2016
Kevin admits he is getting older and could use some help picking up some of the heavy metal he works... read more

How to Prepare for Installation the Easy Way
How to Prepare for Installation the Easy Way
Mar 08, 2016
Kevin is creating a new fountain for a patron in New York who wants to prepare the site. Caron has j... read more

How to Lift Heavy Objects
How to Lift Heavy Objects
May 13, 2015
Kevin first shows a metal ring that's really just a cut-off from a pipe. You can weld such a ring to... read more

How to Move Heavy Objects
How to Move Heavy Objects
Apr 29, 2015
Kevin gets asked how he moves his big, heavy sculptures not only in the studio, but also, once they'... read more

Installing Monumental Sculpture at the 'Micro/Macro' Art Show
Installing Monumental Sculpture at the 'Micro/Macro' Art Show
Sep 04, 2013
Kevin squeezes two 9-foot-tall sculptures through a 6-foot door as he installs his art show at the 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

Installing the Public Art Sculpture The Seed
Installing the Public Art Sculpture The Seed
Jun 06, 2012
Installation of Kevin's public art commission sculpture The Seed involves lifting the 16-foot-tall a... 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 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

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

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