Introducing 'Paper Moon' This innovative kaleidoscope has a duality that has become a trademark in my work. The magic of this new piece starts with the base. There you see a 3 dimensional image that defies the space in which it resides. Using two mirrors, and Japanese papers, I have created an image that is reminiscent of a scientific compass. The 3D central image hovers precisely above a beautiful mandala made from exquisite handmade papers. The base has two static mandalas in it, one at the top and one at the bottom. 13"h x 4"w x 10"d. $895
The exterior of the kaleidoscope is made from hand painted textured glass. The kaleidoscope that sits on top of the base is a 3 mirror tapered system giving a perfect sphere, hence the name 'Paper Moon’. Here are a few interior shots of Paper Moon. The image is generated by tapering three mirrors, and configuring them into a 30,60.90 degree triangle. The colour you see is from the liquid filled cell that is situated at the end of the kaleidoscope.