“Lionfish vs. Coral Reef” Allison Borgschulte Contact Allison Via Email

I create kaleidoscopes in collaboration with other artists who create contemporary handmade marbles.  My approach to kaleidoscope making starts with observing the marble for which I plan to design a kaleidoscope in various mirror systems in search for the most awe-inducing imagery.  I then create a kaleidoscope design inspired by those observations.  The marble utilized in this kaleidoscope was made by Filip Vogelpohl of Boise Art Glass and is called a “Bouquet Marble”.

“Lionfish vs. Coral Reef” is a two sided kaleidoscope with the imagery of a majestic lionfish on one side and a colorful and highly textured coral reef on the other.  I enjoy using duality in my artwork to create a story.  The lionfish and the coral reef are both exotic and as aesthetically complex as the imagery created by the kaleidoscope, yet at odds with each other in the natural world.

Kaleidoscope Created: 2020
Kaleidoscope Sub Type: Parlor
Type of Edition: One Of A Kind
Dimensions: 10" x 6" x 7.625"
Kaleidoscope Construction: Glass
Glass Type
  • Slumped Glass
  • Fused Glass

Number of Mirror Systems: 1
3 Mirror
Mirror System: Equilateral

Cell/Object Type: Marbles
Object Cell Contents: Flamework Glass
Image features: Full Field
Lighting features: End-lit
Retail Price: 650
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