Kaleidoscope - Sunflower in Blue Stained Glass by Sue Rioux Designs
Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.
Purplish blue glass forms the rectangular exterior of Sunflower, another beautiful kaleidoscope handmade by Sue Rioux in her Kennebunkport, Maine studio. The interior mirror system of this scope is unique as it features a photograph of sunflowers against a blue background. This creates a special interior aura of sunflowers surrounding the kaleidoscope mandala.
Sue adorned Sunflower with a beautiful dichroic glass cabochon and two orange glass rods on the top side of the scope body. The entire kaleidoscope is finished with her signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a lovely copper effect on the barrel, eyepiece end, four little feet, and other adornments. The turning oil filled barrel contains pieces of colorful dichroic glass and beads and baubles in varying shades of orange, yellow, gold and blue.
Signed by the artist, this kaleidoscope is approximately 3" tall (on its attached footed stand) by 8-1/2" long by 4 1/2" wide at the object cell end.