Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

Photo Credit: Karen Philippi

cast crystal, motor, hardware
5’x 4’x 2′
2013

In Kaleidoscope, the viewer looks into a narrow tube to see a spinning pattern of pressed glass reflected in mirrors that line the walls of the apparatus. In these modern times, religion and simple entertainment devices have lost their unequivocal power. Kaleidoscopes can be regarded as visual capsules of otherworldly phenomena. This piece focuses on questioning the contemporary pursuit of escaping reality using modern technology. It reminds the viewer how captivating the analog world around us is and how important it is to remember to really observe our environment.