Kaleidoscope, "Peripheral Infinity Parlor" By Artist Steven Gray.
Kaleidoscope, "Peripheral Infinity Parlor" by artist Steven Gray was made in 1990, and ever since has been part of a well-cared-for kaleidoscope collection. He began making kaleidoscopes in 1984, and returned to it almost thirty years later in Jerome, Arizona. He has had a passion for optics, gadgets and wood from an early age. As a young boy, he loved discovering how appliances worked, and would take them apart. He also wondered what was on the other side of a mirrored reflection, as he played with a bathroom mirror as a young boy.
His love of wood stemmed from ancestors working in the medium, making beautiful and useful items. His grandfather had a lathe that fascinated him, and he loved the smell of black walnut wood as he watched his grandfather work.
Steven Gray has been awarded the 6th Creative Ingenuity Award by the Brewster Society in 1993, and again in 2012 for the People’s Choice Award for his work, “Reflections of a Parasol.” His works command respectable prices because he is that respected in the kaleidoscope world! The “Peripheral Infinity Parlor” kaleidoscope is no exception as it is made with solid woods, including walnut. This is #11 of only 25 that he made, and is signed “SG 1990.”An unusual mirror system of tapered four mirrors reflect the cubes used in the kaleidoscope, which show a crystal-like image inside. Stunning, indeed!
• Solid Woods including Walnut and Curly Maple
• Dimensions are
Tall: This size can vary since the top three squares can adjust to the viewer's needs, while the bottom two stay unmovable. Also note that the kaleidoscope is removable from the bottom two squares if the viewer prefers to view the without the base.
Size of the five cubes: 2 3/4" square.
Length of kaleidoscope: approximately 12 1/2 " long, with tapering sides, 2 3/4" x 1" at knob end, and 3" x 2 1/4" at eyepiece end.
Size of large eyepiece: 1 1/2" X 3/4".
Knob to turn: 3 3/4" with a 2 3/4" white glass inside the knob.
Views inside: The rather rare four mirror system results in linear, somewhat crystalline patterns of black, blue, with a hint of pink and yellow colors.
This is a very striking kaleidoscope by a well-known and respected artist, Steven Gray, for any serious collector.
• Limited Edition Kaleidoscope #11 of 25
• Handcrafted one at a time by Steven Gray.
• Signed by The Artist "SG 1990"
• From a well cared for Kaleidoscope Collection