Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Our Kaleidoscope Day

Kathy and I went on a laser cutting workshop for a staff development day at Camberwell College of Art, to our surprise we created a kaleidoscope by laser cutting all the components out of acrylic, card and mirrors and assembling them together, looking through we created some beautiful symmetrical patterns. There something magical about the kaleidoscope, maybe because its ever changing patterns and reflected light takes you into another world and no pattern is the same. Put a camera to it and it becomes a brilliant design tool and pattern generator for digital design, see our silk scarves created from the kaleidoscope in my next post. Get out those old kaleidoscopes!

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