Entranced by Kevin Caron's large scale 3D-printed sculpture, the patrons commissioned a wall sculpture for an area above a bookcase. Kevin spent time discussing the project with the patrons to better understand the available lighting, how the space is used, and what is potentially inside the wall the art work was to hang on. Morphosis (36" x 30" x 5") is printed in PLA translucent and solid resin.
The goal was to create a statement artwork for a slender space above a bookcase. The patrons wanted something unusual that people would talk about and truly appreciate.
The entire process was done remotely. Kevin began discussing the possibilities, then created a mockup of his proposed sculpture, which they immediately accepted. An agreement that detailed the components of the artwork, which included 2 shelves with hidden hardware to allow 2 of the elements to float on the wall, was drawn up and the project proceeded. Kevin kept the patrons apprised through his Website, where he updates images and comments. When all 5 components - the 3 sculptural elements and the 2 shelves - were completed, he mocked up its actual configuration. Using live video, he gave a tour of the sculpture as the patrons asked questions. Kevin was able to provide closeups and answers in real time. He also provided detailed installation instructions with measurements. After shipping the sculpture to Cincinnati, Kevin worked with the couple to put the piece in place.
The use of technology allowed the patrons to be present
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