Sue Rioux's limited-edition glass masterpiece, the Egret features two distinct kaleidoscopes, and a huge turning glass barrel of multi-colored smooth and textured dichroic glass pieces. It's also two distinct kaleidoscopes in one. The 2-mirror, isosceles triangle-shaped mirror system accessed through the large bottom eyepiece rewards the viewer with a complex, 7-point, round mandala, surrounded by black for dramatic effect. The 3-mirror, equilateral-shaped mirror system accessed through the top eyepiece produces an image filling the entire frame. It is finished with Sue's signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a copper effect on the glass barrel, eyepiece end, and other adornments.
It's the best of both worlds! Offering two magical images, it is an enticing acquisition for the collector. Sue only makes a few of these a year, and will retire this edition at 25. As of October 2017 there are only a few left. This kaleidoscope is mounted on a custom flat Mahogany wooden base. This entire work of art measures 19-1/2" long x 5-1/2" wide x 12-3/4" tall.
If this particular kaleidoscope style is not currently in stock, please be aware that the exact coloration and/or texture of exterior of this style may be slightly different than this photo when special ordered. Artists who work in glass typically start from very large sheets of glass whose colors, patterns, and/or texture often change and shift over the course of each sheet. Where the specific pieces of glass are cut on a sheet will determine what the end resulting kaleidoscope will look like. Also, Sue Rioux chooses to adorn her finished kaleidoscopes with varying colors of glass rods and other decorative details, depending on what she feels looks best.
Each time we receive new kaleidoscope styles for our regular inventory, we photograph them so we can feature the most current and accurate representation.