This collection of Artist Proof kaleidoscopes represents distinction in style, function, form, colors, and technique. Each of the kaleidoscopes are unique and feature the highest quality in craftsmanship and materials. None of these scopes will ever be duplicated.
The artist has been known for his stained glass "Brewster's Cove" lighthouse kaleidoscopes, as featured in Cozy Baker's book, Kaleidoscopes, Wonders of Wonders. This recent body of work reveals his love of wood and the wood turning process.
The scope measures 8 1/4 inches tall by 3 7/8 inches wide at the object cell end and 3 1/8 inches at the eye piece. The body is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. The body is very unique. It has 8 coves carved into the body for a very easy to hold scope for it's size. The woods selected for this scope are Northwest Red Oak and Leopard Wood. The scope has been finished with six coats of hand rubbed oil and finally buffed with a new three stage buffing system to provide a smooth finish.
New for this series is a free turning diffused acrylic cell that allows the use of transparent and opaque hand made glass items to be used. The dry object cell contains over 30 pieces of lampworked glass objects and fused pieces to provide a never-ending change of colors and patterns. The artist believes that only real glass items that have been masterfully worked in the flame can create the same rich jewel tones, textures and color blends that this scope delivers.
The object cell end is accomplished by laminating 3 layers of Leopard Wood to achieve the final results. Even the eye piece has been highly detailed by starting with 3 layers of wood, then carving 8 coves to match the body. This technique is a form of Ornamental Turning that is practiced by very few kaleidoscope builders.
The mirror system in this scope is an unusual three mirror 8 point mandala, full view image. A new style of teardrop eye hole combined with a magnifying lens really highlights the quality of the lampworking.
All of the sample interior images shown here are from this scope. The pictures are very close, but they do not capture the true beauty, scale and variety of the images that this kaleidoscope is capable of. You will not be disappointed!
Additional internal images can be seen at - www.artscopes.com/ap_2008/number13/imageindex.html
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