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.
This kaleidoscope takes a different "Twist" by featuring a hand carved wood ribbon on the outside of the scope. The wood is rarely seen Black Palm which is actually from the grass family. It has been polished revealing hard and soft spots in the wood creating a very tactile experience while viewing this beautiful scope.
The image in this scope is a very rare 4 mirror rectangle arrangement. It creates a wall of patterns and colors!
The scope measures 11 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide at the object cell and 2 3/4 inches at the eye piece. The carved straight body is an average of 2 1/2 inches in diameter with a ribbon carved into the body to create a very interesting corkscrew effect. There are five species of woods used in this scope, Black Palm, Sapelle, Red Palm, Peruvian Walnut and Paduk all interesting shades of red, brown, tan and black. The scope has been finished with six coats of hand rubbed oil.
The dry object cell freely rotates the 37 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 mirror system in this scope is a remarkable wall of rectangle colors and shapes. A magnifying lens really highlights the quality of the lampworking. The focal length for this scope is a full 10 inches with slightly over 1-1/4 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 internal images can be seen at - www.artscopes.com/number22/additional_photos.html