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.
Image is everything, and this kaleidoscope really delivers! This is most affordable kaleidoscope the artist has ever created featuring his trademark lampworked glass items.
The freely rotating 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 scope measures 8 1/4 inches tall by 2 3/4 inches wide. The body is wrapped in a high grade vinyl that simulates Ostrich Skin and measures 2 3/8 inches in diameter. The wood used for the scope is Oregon grown Dark Walnut. Included with the scope is a matching felt lined stand.
The mirror system in this scope is a perfect 6 point mandala. 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/number21/imageindex.html