Kaleidoscope - 12 Inch Nova Star Fantasy with Irises, Poppies and Butterflies by David Sugich
Taking his Nova kaleidoscope to the next level - David has etched purple irises, red poppies and deep red butterflies onto the mirrors further enhancing the already amazing kaleidoscopic experience of this handcrafted glass pyramid kaleidoscope.
In this one-of-a-kind version, long tapered, equilateral mirrors are encased in pearlescent rainbow metallic stained glass on two sides, with the third side made with segments of dichroic glass that beautifully enhance the interior colors and etching. Decorative soldering connects each piece of glass. As this is a Nova Star, the interior image looks like a spiked polyhedron due to the addition of several clear marbles at the narrow end.
Concentric lines in a rainbow of colors have been drawn on one side of the mirror system which are reflected onto the other two sides of mirror. These lines create a hexagonal beehive effect that become increasingly narrow due to the tapered shape of this special kaleidoscope.
But this kaleidoscope has an additional surprise for the viewer...loose beads that fall toward the eyepiece when lifted up quickly to the ceiling. When the kaleidoscope is then lowered quickly, the tiny beads seem to make that disco ball jump. Different effects can be created by raising or lowering the kaleidoscope more slowly. These special effects are exaggerated because its tapered mirror system.