Roy Cohen has managed to create a very affordable, polyangular mirror system kaleidoscope. Because the angle of a triangle, or in this case, diamond-shaped, set of mirrors in a kaleidoscope determines just how many points there are to the mandalas (or interior images), his use of hinges to each side of the exterior allows one to adjust those angles by literally squeezing the kaleidoscope. Ingenious!
Like his other kaleidoscope styles, Roy employs a large range of techniques in this one, including using a dark brass patina to resemble an antiqued finish popularized by the Victorian, "steam punk" genre. The very vibrant mandalas in this kaleidoscope are created by the two independently turning wheels. The one facing you when you look through the eyepiece creates the foreground of the mandalas, whereas the other wheel creates the background. The wheels consist of large beads and baubles surrounded by a flurry of micro beads, all in a wide array of colors.
A highly unusual and very collectible kaleidoscope, it measures 9-1/2" long x 3-3/8" wide (at the wheel end). The custom metal stand is 5-1/8" long x 1-1/8" wide, and the entire set is 2-1/4" tall.