Do you remember looking through a kaleidoscope when you were a child? A world of dazzling brilliant beauty and patterns. I had a few cheap telescope kaleidoscopes and recall making many more with paper towel and toilet paper roles. Those and my View-Master and corresponding View-Master "reels" made for an active imagination.
A story on Gizmodo today about a life sized kaleidoscope in Des Moines, Iowa caught my attention.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created a panoramic awareness pavilion, with a circular steel frame supporting 23 panes of colored glass, each with a reflective coating that starts as opaque mirror at the edges and fades to a transparent tint in the center.
The pavillion is open on one side to allow folks to enter. A spotlight lluminates it from within.
It looks to be a mastery of light and color. An acid trip without the LSD!
I won't be making any trips to Iowa soon but I have my kaleidoscope screen savers and visualizers which look really cool on my 80 inch screen!