"Serendipity #96" is an ultimate adult kaleidoscope in stained glass by artist Sue Rioux. Words barely describe the beautiful inside and outside of one of her largest offerings! The absolutely amazing 'Serendipity' features 2 separate mirror systems in one beautiful sculpture. How is this achieved? By putting two mirror systems and two eyepieces into one larger kaleidoscope body. One side is a two- mirror round mandala, while the other side is a three- mirror image that fills the entire viewing area inside. A true piece of interactive art, this offers the creativity in design, as well as classic Sue Rioux look and feel you've come to expect from this talented kaleidoscope artist. An attached, sturdy stand makes this a parlor kaleidoscope, and the underside of the kaleidoscope is signed by Sue and dated 2022, #96 "Serendipity."
Working with brilliant pieces of stained glass, iridized glass and dichroic glass, Sue created a kaleidoscope that almost seems fluid in the way it plays with light. Her signature handmade fused glass and dichroic glass gems make up the "barrel," or object case which is a work of art unto itself. Most of the pieces in this "barrel" have been creatively designed and fused into lovely unusual glass pieces by Sue.
The stained glass barrel spins effortlessly on the central axis.