This pocket-sized teleidoscope is made by Marc Tickle of Asheville, NC. A native of England, Marc has been a Southern Highland Craft Guild member since 2001. Marc appreciates the culmination of art and science, and says of his process, "I absorb my inspiration from the natural complexity of our surroundings. An occasional glass of wine at night and some delicious cheese helps too."
A teleidoscope is a kind of kaleidoscope, with the view being whatever you are looking at through the lens, be it a flower, your hand, balls of yarn, or shelves of blown glass, as in the images above!
The Dragonfly teleidoscopes are made with solid brass tubing. A protective finish keeps the brass from tarnishing, so they are very user-friendly and feel comfortable in your hand. Marc adds a decorative dragonfly onto the brass with a soldering iron, which he uses as a painter would use a paintbrush--each one is as unique as the view each person sees out through the teleidoscope!
4 3/4 in. long, 5/8 in. wide.
Artist statement included.
(Teleidoscopic images were taken with a simple digital camera!)