The day before that opening reception, a group from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art visited Kevin’s house and studio. At his home, architect Kristine Woolsey shared her thought process about renovating the space to reflect Kevin’s lifestyle as well as behavioral architecture itself. After lunch, the group headed to the studio, where participants learned more about Kevin’s process and work. “We enjoyed having this group – they asked such great questions!” says Kevin.
THE ORGANIC EDGE TO OPEN AT THE YUMA ARTS CENTER
Kevin and multimedia artist Annie Waters will exhibit their sculpture and drawings, respectively, at the Yuma Fine Arts Center in the show The Organic Edge. The show runs Wednesday, February 20 through Tuesday, April 30. The reception is Friday, March 8. The arts center is owned by the city of Yuma.
The show runs concurrently with two important events in Yuma, the Yuma Art Symposium and Lettuce Days, a celebration of the importance of agriculture in the area. Twenty-five-thousand people attended Lettuce Days last year.
“Yuma has a beautiful facility, and the city is committed to art as a community builder,” Kevin says. For more information about the show, please visit the Events page, where you can always find out where Kevin and his work will be appearing.
PROJECTS UNDER WAY IN THE STUDIO
With Bug Man completed, Kevin has turned his full attention to the large truncated octahedron (left). He has now created the main structure, which is 30″ in diameter. “There’s still a lot of welding to do, though,” Kevin says. Next will come a base and a patina. Watch this sculpture develop on its own page.
Kevin has also been working on two piecethat are part of what he’s calling his “Gordian accordion series,” which started with Sprung, and continued with Square Up and now includes two new pieces, CounterSprung and CounterSink.
“I did the initial prep work on these two sculptures at the same time – they start out virtually the same way,” Kevin explains. “It took me a while, though, to find their shapes. When I did, they came together rapidly.” See CounterSprung, which is completed in a surprising finish, and CounterSink, which is currently at the powder-coater, on their respective pages.
NanoKnot, Kevin’s smallest version of the trefoil knot at 2-1/2″ square, is nearly completed. “Working this small is foreign to me, but the precision required to create the form still fascinates,” Kevin says.
Next on the agenda is a large sculpture in the spirit of Cosmos. “Sometimes while creating one sculpture I conceive another version of it – the next generation, if you will,” Kevin says. “This next version will take the concept to another level.” Once Kevin gets started, the sculpture will have its own page on the Web site.
Keep an eye on what Kevin is working on in the Works in Progress section of the Web site – we update it often.
When Kevin posted his first video back in March 2008, it would have been difficult to imagine that today his nearly 240 videos would have 3 million views, but that’s where we are now.
“It’s been a heck of a ride so far,” Kevin says. He films videos each week, often responding to viewers’ questions or covering issues that come up as he creates his sculptures. “The machines and processes I use to make my work are more than tools – they influence the forms I create,” he explains. “So these videos often explain as much about my sculptures as about the creation of them.”
Enjoy these latest videos:
- How to Roll Your Own Pipe
- Which is Better? The Difference Between Air- and Water-Cooled TIG Welding Torches
- How to TIG Weld Without a Foot Pedal
- How to Pick the Right TIG Welding Cup
- How to Weld Outside Corners
- How to Weld Copper to Steel for Art
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