David Sugich's 'Nova Fantasy' Kaleidoscope inspired by M.C. Escher - 12"
Taking his Nova kaleidoscope to the next level - David has etched a design inspired by M.C. Escher 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 pastel patterned stained glass on two sides, with the third side in pearlescent white glass with segments of dichroic glass. It also features decorative soldering connecting each piece of glass. There is a clear marble at the narrow end, like teleidoscopes have, allowing the viewer to bring into view various colors of whatever one points this kaleidoscope at.
Concentric lines in purple, orange, red and green 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.