Taking a break from moving pictures for a while. I’d like to highlight the work of Steampunk artist Kevin C. Cooper who is making an amazing array of kaleidoscopes, telescopes, and goggles.
Rather than put words in the artist’s mouth, I’d like to present to you commentions from the artist about his creations, via his Etsy shop:
I create devices and artifacts from imagination, found parts and specially manufactured fittings. Everything is hand crafted in my studio, wood parts may be glued together where necessary or screwed when appropriate. Metal parts, usually brass, are soldered, screwed, bolted or riveted.
All of my creations are unique “one of a kind” works of art. Each one bears a small engraved plate with my name and the year of creation. Each one also comes complete with a certificate of authenticity signed by me.
All the kaleidoscopes are fully functioning. I use high quality “First surface mirror” for optimum clarity of the viewed image.
Please bear in mind some parts of my creations may be of great age, in fact even Victorian. some of the newer parts which I make out of necessity will where appropriate be “aged” to match, consequently they will not look brand new.
For more information on how these impressive kaleidoscopes, you can check out Kevin’s blog here.