Kaleidoscopes by David Kalish

h"In designing kaleidoscopes I'm challenged to create objects that are as alluring on the outside as they are within. Initially I don't want the observer to know the piece functions as a kaleidoscope. When that's discovered the viewer delights in the unexpected surprise. 'OOH' and 'AHH' and "OH, MY GOD" are common reactions. It simply boggles the mind that so much beauty can be contained within so small a space. Therein lies the magic!

My designs tend to be sleek and contemporary, incorporating various combinations of metal, wood and acrylic. Many of my scopes feature polished gemstones in oil cells. Optical lenses and precision made mirrors systems transform nature's palate into brilliant, beautiful, often breathtaking kaleidoscopic patterns.

For more than two decades my concepts and craftsmanship have earned consistent recognition as distinctive among gallery owners, customers and collectors of fine kaleidoscopes. My creations are made in America, and sold in the United States, Japan and Great Britain."

- David Kal