Roy Cohen, Roy's Kaleidoscopes - Israel

Roy's Kaleidoscopes


Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL

When Roy was 7, he was always attracted to symmetrical forms and how light passes through color. He worked as a photographer, and later, during his architectural studies, he discovered his real passion--the colorful and psychedelic world of kaleidoscopes.

Since the early 1990s, he has produced thousands of kaleidoscopes for individuals, corporations, and institutions, from miniature kaleidoscopes used as jewelry to giant-sized styles for museum exhibitions. He employs a large range of techniques, including using a dark brass patina to resemble an antiqued finish popularized by the Victorian, "steam punk" genre.

Roy says, "I hope my kaleidoscopes will add joy, equilibrium, and color to your life...I think kaleidoscopes do good for the soul, developing one's imagination, and helping us step forward into a life of beauty, love, and peace."

We originally found Roy in an online search for additional kaleidoscope artists, and were happy to meet him in person at the 2016 Brewster Kaleidoscope Society convention, where he won a major award for a one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope.