MUSeINGS: News from Sculptor Kevin Caron
May – June 2008


Here’s news from Kevin
Caron. Feel free to forward this email newsletter to your
friends and other art lovers.





What Are
Your Dreams?



Commissions and
other creations, awards, and finding your center are all part
of this issue.

Front of home for latest Kevin Caron commission
Kevin will be creating a sculpture for the
front of this hillside Phoenix

In the

Kevin hasn’t been
idle. While the Chandler Arts Commission decides which
one of Kevin’s designs it wants for the city’s $12.6 million
Tumbleweed Recreation Center (they’ve narrowed it to two),
he’s been working on several other projects. “It’s always nice
to have a mix of commissions and my own creations to work on,”
Kevin muses.

Two new
will grace a remarkable Phoenix hillside home.
One will be placed inside, near its front entrance, and the
other will be placed in front of its impressive facade. The 46-inch tall
inside piece will be made of stainless steel.

The seven-foot-tall
outdoor piece offered the challenge of
creating a piece that will look good from the street without
blocking the incredible view of the Valley of the Sun from
inside. “I think the design fulfills these goals beautifully,”
says Kevin.

CrissCross, by Kevin Caron
Kevin with CrissCross at her

Meanwhile, the
commission CrissCross, a sculpture that will grace the wall
of another Phoenix home, is nearly completed. She’s at the
powder coater to get a rust-resistant covering. Afterward, she
may get a little additional color here and there.

CrissCross isn’t all
vines and leaves, however – can you spot the little visitor?
(Click on the photo to get a close up!) You can see more of
this piece on the In the Works page or see Kevin working on it at YouTube’s Channel
Kevin by clicking here

Also away getting his
raiment is the piece Wild Swiss (formerly known as
Cheese). “I’m really happy with the way it turned out so far,”
says Kevin.

Now that Kevin has
done his shaping and welding on the sculpture, he’s sent Wild
Swiss to get his final duds. Keep an eye on the In the Works page on the site to see how he
turns out! This piece beautifully captures Kevin’s whimsical
perspective on the world.

Ciuffo, a sculpture in the works, by Kevin Caron
Ciuffo rises

Last but far from
least is another piece that comes entirely from Kevin’s, well,
twisted mind. Ciuffo (“wisp” in Italian) is a fanciful
sculpture that swirls upward, as if lifted by a playful

“This one has just
grown,” Kevin observes. “I look forward to seeing how the top
of it comes to life.” You can watch, too, on the In the Works page, as well as see Kevin
working on Ciuffo at Channel Kevin at
YouTube by clicking here

Ciuffo and Wild Swiss
are just some of the pieces that will likely end up in Kevin’s
fall show. Don’t worry! You’ll be the first to know
when we have a date set!

In the Field

Kevin was pleased to
discover that the Arizona Artists Guild has awarded him
juried member status. Founded in 1928, AAG is one of the
oldest arts organizations in Arizona. “It is always nice to be
recognized, especially by peers,” Kevin says.


On the Web

This week's episode of Channel Kevin
Did you get your Channel Kevin this week?
Click here
to see it.

Every week, we post
another episode of Channel Kevin on
YouTube, which is especially fun for those of you who enjoy
seeing what Kevin is up to this week.

Like his email
newsletter, the video clips are short, yet they give you a
chance to see Kevin at work and hear him talk about what he’s
doing. The latest episode shows him using a plasma
cutter to create part of the stainless steel commission for
the beautiful Phoenix hillside home.

It’s easy to keep up –
you can subscribe so you’ll know whenever there’s a new video.
“This is a fun way to connect with people,” says Kevin. Just
go to Channel
to learn more.



So often, people
see something in Kevin’s arsenal and say – well, you know.
“What’s That?” focuses on a subject that is dear to many
peoples’ hearts: tools.

Finding Your

This isn’t about
meditation or yoga, but the simple act of finding the middle
of a measurement.

A self-centering tape
A self-centering

This tool may be
simple, but it’s an incredible boon when you’re working on a
project for which you need to find a center point. It comes in
handy for woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers as well as

The top numbers on the
tape are just like a regular tape measure, but on the bottom
of the metal strip is exactly half of that number. It saves a
lot of time, especially when you aren’t working with whole
numbers. For example, half of 28″ is easy, but what’s half of
28-5/16″? Without any fancy moving parts, this tool tells you
immediately and accurately.

This tool is worth
every cent (which isn’t much – it retails at Amazon for under
$7, and you probably can find one at your local hardware store
for about the same price).

To get your own Lufkin
L525SCT Self-Centering Tape Rule
without leaving your desk, click

If you’d like to
know more about a specific tool, let us know – we might have
an answer. Email us at



If you’ve been looking
for a way to make life more joyful and peaceful for yourself
or a friend who seems to have everything, a sculpture,
fountain or garden bell might just be the answer. Besides, you
have an “in” – you know the artist! And it’s easy: just email
us at or
call 602-952-8767.

Mention this
newsletter for a complimentary visit to your home or office by
Kevin, for free insights on how to create a space that
fulfills your dreams.


For more frequent
news, sights and sounds, keep an eye on Kevin’s Web site at, which
we update often.


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