Kaleidoscope - 12" Nova in Metallic Blue Purple Stained Glass by David Sugich
Yes, this is the Nova glass pyramid kaleidoscope that has gone viral on social media so many times its difficult to keep in stock!
Nova is an original design of artist David Sugich. Handcrafted with a long tapered, equilateral mirror system, encased in a stained glass case in a variety of colors on two sides, with the third side in pearlescent white glass. David connects each piece of glass with decorative soldering. 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.
David has drawn concentric lines in purple, orange, red and green 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.
Approximately 12" tall with a 3" triangle base.