Kevin Champeny

Wildway studio works
I turned 2 today!  WooHooo! 2 fantastic years of posting all of the fun and crazy projects I make!  A huge thank you to all of my followers, your words of encouragement have been wonderful.
Thanks,
-Kevin Champeny

I turned 2 today!  WooHooo! 2 fantastic years of posting all of the fun and crazy projects I make!  A huge thank you to all of my followers, your words of encouragement have been wonderful.

Thanks,

-Kevin Champeny

Starting some lighting tests. I think this is coming together quite well. 
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Starting some lighting tests. I think this is coming together quite well.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #design #lamp #chandelier #light #candy #lighting #foxwoods #rockcandy #food #custom #handmade #resin #casting #behindthescenes #sugarcoma #joy #innerchild

Layup is done and now the painstaking process of stringing this behemoth begins…I need a nap. 

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Layup is done and now the painstaking process of stringing this behemoth begins…I need a nap.

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Layup time for the 150, nearly 2’ long strands of rock candy. It looks so real that I have to fight the urge to lick it. 

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Layup time for the 150, nearly 2’ long strands of rock candy. It looks so real that I have to fight the urge to lick it.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #design #lamp #chandelier #light #candy #foxwoods #rockcandy #food #custom #handmade #resin #casting #behindthescenes #sugarcoma #joy #innerchild

My work bench has taken a slightly dark turn…beautiful, but dark. 

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My work bench has taken a slightly dark turn…beautiful, but dark.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #casting #handmade #painting #resin #workbench #livingpainting #colors #glowing #artists_magazine #craft #fluid #nofilter

BEHOLD! the glory of 100 lbs of rock candy. These buckets of confectionary awesomeness will come together, in a just a weeks time, to create one cloyingly sweet chandelier. My inner child is having a sugar induced coma as we speak. 

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BEHOLD! the glory of 100 lbs of rock candy. These buckets of confectionary awesomeness will come together, in a just a weeks time, to create one cloyingly sweet chandelier. My inner child is having a sugar induced coma as we speak.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #design #lamp #chandelier #light #candy #foxwoods #rockcandy #food #custom #handmade #resin #casting #behindthescenes #sugarcoma #joy #innerchild

Overflowing, 6lb buckets of rock candy…Willy Wonka, eat your heart out.

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Overflowing, 6lb buckets of rock candy…Willy Wonka, eat your heart out.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #design #lamp #chandelier #light #candy #foxwoods #rockcandy #food #custom #handmade #resin #casting #behindthescenes #eatyourheartout

Because casting almost a hundred pounds of rock candy is some serious business.
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Because casting almost a hundred pounds of rock candy is some serious business.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #design #lamp #chandelier #light #candy #foxwoods #rockcandy #food #custom #handmade #resin #casting #behindthescenes #Iamtheonewhoknocks

I just stumbled on this photo I took almost 20 years ago. I was laying on my back with an old 35mm without a flash in the middle of the Duomo in Florence. It is still one of my favorite photographs. 

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I just stumbled on this photo I took almost 20 years ago. I was laying on my back with an old 35mm without a flash in the middle of the Duomo in Florence. It is still one of my favorite photographs.

#kevinchampeny #artist #photo #photography #duomo #florence #Italy #oldschool #nofilter #artists_magazine #favorite

kchampeny:

The “Candelier” I make for Jellio has just over 3000 hand cast acrylic GummiBears.  At 18” diameter, it creates quite a focal point in any room it is installed in.


These are sold at Jellio.com
There are 2 sizes:
      18” diameter: $2400.00 open edition
      31” diameter: $6500.00 open edition
I built the one for i-Carly and installed it on the set
I am the production manager for Jellio.
These are all hand made by me.


As a bonus, here is a cool time lapse video of how I make the Candelier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7vXSM44Ic

Sea of rock candy anyone? This is going to be a really cool chandelier. 

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Sea of rock candy anyone? This is going to be a really cool chandelier.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #design #lamp #chandelier #light #candy #foxwoods #rockcandy #food #custom #handmade #resin #casting #behindthescenes

And so it begins. I think I’ll end up with 30-40 colors before I’m done.  Oh, the tiny baseballs I’ll make.  

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And so it begins. I think I’ll end up with 30-40 colors before I’m done. Oh, the tiny baseballs I’ll make.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #casting #behindthescenes #howitsmade #yankees #handmade #movado #baseball #derekjeter #portrait #resin #jellio #mosaic

Prepping the frame for the Derek Jeter portrait. Some backing structure and 15,000 baseballs and I’ll be good to go. 

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Prepping the frame for the Derek Jeter portrait. Some backing structure and 15,000 baseballs and I’ll be good to go.

#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculpture #sculptor #casting #behindthescenes #howitsmade #yankees #handmade #movado #baseball #derekjeter #portrait #resin #jellio #mosaic

Nothing can leave until it gets a sticker. I mean, you have to have a sticker, right?

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Nothing can leave until it gets a sticker. I mean, you have to have a sticker, right?

#jellio #joy #sticker #thatshowIroll #ilovesugar