We are able to stock a certain amount of Charles Work. The following link is provided to be open and show all the current work potentially available. If you see a particular kaleidoscope you wish to inquire about please ask us. Charles Website is fairly current and available items are available thru our gallery that are not marked sold. Pricing is not posted on his site. Many prices range from 350.00 to 4200.00. The Mandala series in Black and white are 950.00 Retail Each. We have always considered Charles and his kaleidoscopes to be a classic and have been on our top 5 kaleidoscope artist list continually for over 28 years now. We are proud to represent Charles's fine work and enduring quality. His mirror Systems and attention to details have made him a top artist of our time in our book for years. Please email me at karl@kaleidoscopestoyou if you have questions regarding the availability or pricing. Great Interview between Artist Charles Karadimos and Karl Schilling On precision & emotion of great kaleidoscopes.
Charles Artist Statement" Kaleidoscopes are a very important and influential part of my life. As a scope artist since 1980, I have spent a large part of my life creating and sharing kaleidoscopes with all those around me, hopefully bringing joy to "children" of all ages as they intimately participate in this interactive art form. The enthusiastic reactions that emerge magically transforms the individual spirit, brings a smile to the face, and peace to the heart."- 2013
"I have always respected your input and feedback, something I don't get from some of the other galleries I send work to.You have to know that this is not just a business for me. I really do strive to make the finest work possible, without compromise. To do this without machining parts is a challenge and I work very hard to overcome this. When you order from me saying that you want perfect mirrors, I smile because it is that kind of statement that pushes me to do even better. Thank you." - Charles Karadimos
Charles cone series is a very important part of his work he has chosen the cone shape for his exterior as the mirror system in side is also tapered he and I firmly believe there is better symmetry as they eye focuses better 1/3 the way down the mirror system and the tapered design produces an even better symmetrical image. His optics are among the best in the business and the symmetry is so precise. We have found found much healing and joy from his work.
This cone series in this form has now been discontinued He is focusing more on more elaborate versions of this cone shape.
Charles has devoted his career to kaleidoscopes since 1980 to his kaleidoscope work. He prides him self in building all parts of the kaleidoscope. There are no machined parts used in the making of his kaleidoscopes. We especially love and appreciate his skill and detail taken in lamp working special parts for his object cells. Always a hint of Black is used in the cells the black gives a framework and some structure to his images. Many of his images remind me of fantastic Rose window http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_windows Stained glass Images of the great Churches of Europe Like Chartres Cathedral in France. Charles Karadimos is recodnized world wide as a top Kaleidoscope artist.
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