This collection of Artist Proof kaleidoscopes represents distinction in style, function, form, colors, and technique. Each of the twenty-five kaleidoscopes is unique and features 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.
Number 13 features 42 pieces of wood in the body and 54 pieces of wood in the object cell making this scope the highest piece count of the collection. This scope combines the skills of laminated wood designs with segmented woodturning to create a very unique piece. There are no inlays used to create the zig-zag pattern that wraps around the body.
The image is a perfect 10 Point Mandala that really brings out the colors in the lampworking.
Time is running out to get one of these limited edition scopes. Don't let this one pass you by!
The scope measures 11 1/2 inches tall by 3 inches wide at the object cell and 2 5/8 inches at the eye piece. The smooth straight body is 2 1/4 inches in diameter. The scope is made from Jatoba, Paduk and Rock Maple with a natural smooth finish.
The dry object cell freely rotates the 42 pieces of lampworked glass objects and fused dichroic 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 is accomplished by cutting, mitering and gluing 54 pieces of wood together to achieve the final results. The technique is called segmented woodturning. This is a true study in joinery precision that can only be accomplished by master woodworkers. It's fascinating to see how the wood changes color tones depending on the light.
The mirror system in this scope features a 10 point mandala that has been enhanced with a magnifying lens to show off the quality of the lampworking. The focal length for this scope is a full 10 inches with slightly over 1-3/8 inch wide mirrors. Don't miss out on adding this one to your collection.
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 images may be seen at www.artscopes.com/number13/imageindex.html.
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