Kevin Champeny

Wildway studio works
…because making one at a time just doesn’t do it for me any more. 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #candelier #chandelier #gummybear #candy #light #jellio #iCarly #howitsmade

…because making one at a time just doesn’t do it for me any more.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #candelier #chandelier #gummybear #candy #light #jellio #iCarly #howitsmade

This is definitely the “sweetest” repair kit I’ve ever put together. 
#kevinchampeny #repairkit #thebigegghuntny #sweetpysanka #candy #art #artist #casting #acrylic #faux

This is definitely the “sweetest” repair kit I’ve ever put together.
#kevinchampeny #repairkit #thebigegghuntny #sweetpysanka #candy #art #artist #casting #acrylic #faux

Just made it down to Rockefeller Center to check out “Sweet Pysanka”!
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #egg196 #thebigegghuntny #sweetpysanka #pysanka #candy

Just made it down to Rockefeller Center to check out “Sweet Pysanka”!
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #egg196 #thebigegghuntny #sweetpysanka #pysanka #candy

Kevin Champeny
Winter Grove with rock wall and gate
Detail of the Gate
36” x 24” x 18”  125lbs
3500 feet of copper coated steel wire. Hand built wall and working gate. 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #tree #tension #gate #stone #copper #steel #winter #grove #bonsai

Kevin Champeny
Winter Grove with rock wall and gate
Detail of the Gate
36” x 24” x 18” 125lbs
3500 feet of copper coated steel wire. Hand built wall and working gate.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #tree #tension #gate #stone #copper #steel #winter #grove #bonsai

Kevin Champeny
Winter Grove with rock wall and gate
36” x 24” x 18”  125lbs
3500 feet of copper coated steel wire. Hand built wall and working gate. 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #tree #tension #gate #stone #copper #steel #winter #grove #bonsai

Kevin Champeny
Winter Grove with rock wall and gate
36” x 24” x 18” 125lbs
3500 feet of copper coated steel wire. Hand built wall and working gate.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #tree #tension #gate #stone #copper #steel #winter #grove #bonsai

archiemcphee:

There’s an awesome Easter egg hunt taking place right now throughout New York City. The Big Egg Hunt NY, hosted by Fabergé, is a three-week-long scavenger hunt for over 250 giant Easter egg sculptures, each sculpted and decorated by an amazing selection of artists, designers and architects.

Last month we featured Kevin Champeny’s beautiful paisley Sweet Pysanka egg. Other participants include Zaha Hadid, Tracey Emin, Ralph Lauren, Jeff Koons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Debbie Millman, Morphosis, Julian Schnabel, Debbie Millman, Martin Handford, Martha Stewart, Cynthia Rowley, Dain, Cost, Faust and many more.

The giant eggs have been hidden all over the city and scavenger hunt participants can download a free smartphone app which provides a map detailing the location of each egg and alerts the user when they’re getting close to one of the eggs. Participants also have the chance to win jewel-encrusted Fabergé pendants valued between $30,000 and $48,000. When the hunt ends the eggs will each be auctioned off for charity with proceeds benefitting Studio in a School and Elephant Family.

Click here for more photos of the Big Egg Hunt eggs.

[via designboom and Collab Cubed]

A very special thank you to Dean and Deluca’s in SoHo for hosting “Sweet Pysanka” during the egg hunt this year! It was a beautiful location and the photos of it have been amazing!  It has now move to Rockefeller Center, for the next few days, with all of the other incredible sculptures.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #thebigegghuntny #egg196 #sweetpysanka #pysanka #sculptor #sculpture #deananddeluca #thankyou #rockefellercenter

A very special thank you to Dean and Deluca’s in SoHo for hosting “Sweet Pysanka” during the egg hunt this year! It was a beautiful location and the photos of it have been amazing! It has now move to Rockefeller Center, for the next few days, with all of the other incredible sculptures.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #thebigegghuntny #egg196 #sweetpysanka #pysanka #sculptor #sculpture #deananddeluca #thankyou #rockefellercenter

Kevin Champeny
Warren Wetzel commemorative statue
36” x 36” x 20”  250lbs
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx NY
Bronze 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #bronze #warrenwetzel #bronx #portrait

Kevin Champeny
Warren Wetzel commemorative statue
36” x 36” x 20” 250lbs
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx NY
Bronze
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #bronze #warrenwetzel #bronx #portrait

Kevin Champeny
Waterfall 
12” x 8”
Watercolor
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #paint #painter #watercolor #waterfall #nature #landscape #artist_magazine

Kevin Champeny
Waterfall
12” x 8”
Watercolor
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #paint #painter #watercolor #waterfall #nature #landscape #artist_magazine

When I was 14 years old my art teacher gave me 2 rolls of copper wire (14 and 32 gauge) and a roll of copper tooling foil and told me to make something and bring it back in the morning. It was her way of challenging me to create. No direction, no plans, just a deadline. This is what I made. 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #rose #flower #wire #copper #metal #backintheday #TBT

When I was 14 years old my art teacher gave me 2 rolls of copper wire (14 and 32 gauge) and a roll of copper tooling foil and told me to make something and bring it back in the morning. It was her way of challenging me to create. No direction, no plans, just a deadline. This is what I made.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #rose #flower #wire #copper #metal #backintheday #TBT

Kevin Champeny
Alterpiece
36” x 36” x 6”
Wood, steel, bolts, nuts, wire, squirrel skull, ceramic mask. 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #assemblage #ceramic #copper #steel #wood #wire

Kevin Champeny
Alterpiece
36” x 36” x 6”
Wood, steel, bolts, nuts, wire, squirrel skull, ceramic mask.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #assemblage #ceramic #copper #steel #wood #wire

Kevin Champeny
Reclaimed
11” x 9” x 11”
This piece consists of parts from 3 separate sculptures that didn’t quite go as planned. 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #metal #tree #glass #reclaimed #upcycled #whenlifegivesyoulemons

Kevin Champeny
Reclaimed
11” x 9” x 11”
This piece consists of parts from 3 separate sculptures that didn’t quite go as planned.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #metal #tree #glass #reclaimed #upcycled #whenlifegivesyoulemons

Kevin Champeny
Fall Leaves #3
24” x 16”
Watercolor
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #paint #painter #watercolor #ink #leaves #fall

Kevin Champeny
Fall Leaves #3
24” x 16”
Watercolor
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #paint #painter #watercolor #ink #leaves #fall

Kevin Champeny
Rusted Oak
Detail
36” x 25” x 18”  36 lbs
Constructed from 5000+ feet of copper coated steel wire with 300+ hand cut and patinated leaves. No welding used, tension and balance alone holds the tree upright and to the stone. 
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #bonsai #tree #oak #rust #copper #steel #metal #tension #balance

Kevin Champeny
Rusted Oak
Detail
36” x 25” x 18” 36 lbs
Constructed from 5000+ feet of copper coated steel wire with 300+ hand cut and patinated leaves. No welding used, tension and balance alone holds the tree upright and to the stone.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #bonsai #tree #oak #rust #copper #steel #metal #tension #balance