This monumental, sculptural kaleidoscope has an internal camera that enables participants to photograph and print their unique interior view.
The lenses operate individually in an infinite, ever-changing dream-like odyssey.
Gazing inside the kaleidoscope you will enter an “awakened dreamspace”. There are three lenses that reflect in the viewspace which are controlled by hand. The “waking lens” has an array of realistic images and objects; the “dream lens” is moody, and surreal, with symbolic imagery; and a windmill provides a spectrum of color.
A temporary participant generated art exhibit with works filled with symbolism and expressive content was created at the Festival. Participants were asked to title their image and write a brief artist statement.
This sculpted glass lens was designed to represent the dream world with images and impressions you might find while dreaming.
This glass lens was designed to represent the waking world using actual items that can be found in our everyday lives.
Participants were asked to turn the handles that rotate the three lenses of the kaleidoscope, and to stop on a scene or image which “spoke to them”. Their image was then photographed and printed and placed in a temporary art exhibit at the Arts Festival.
The photograph could be considered the individual's personal mandala since it contained imagery that was specific to their choices.
The personal mandala "spoke" to the person that photographed it.