Cosmography

Submitted by Kevin Caron

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Client: Sterling 920 Terrace

Location: Tempe, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $11,070

Project Team

Art Consultant

Molly Koehn

Curator Engine

Client

Sterling 920 Terrace

Sterling 920 Terrace

Artist

Kevin Caron

Kevin Caron Studios, L.L.C.

Overview

The developer of a large Arizona State University campus residence building had almost completed the structure when they decided to add a sculpture by the entrance of the building. Cosmography (109″ x 70″ x 70″) is constructed of powder-coated steel.

Goals

I was contacted by Curator Engine, a Phoenix, Arizona, based art consultant regarding currently available sculpture large enough for the location. My 9-foot-tall sculpture Cosmography fit the bill - except for the color.

Process

With the art consultant, I worked with the client to select a new color. After sandblasting, the sculpture was powder coated with an undercoat, a color that we worked with the consultant and their client to select, then clear to protect it in this high traffic outdoor area. I delivered and installed the sculpture, on budget and on time.