Friday, April 11, 2014

Kaleidoscope

I love symmetry and color and art. When I was a kid I was enthralled by kaleidoscopes. We even made them a couple of times, maybe in school or girl scouts or something...best project ever! As a teenager I listened a lot to dcTalk, who sang about racial harmony with the lyrics, "My God's design / We are a skin kaleidoscope." To me that said all that needed said: diversity = beauty.

One form of kaleidoscopic art that enthralls me as an adult is the mural mosaic. There are a few websites out there devoted to these, including muralmosaic.blogspot.com and muralmosaic.com. Here are a few of my favorites I found from a quick image search:




I even found a brief tutorial from Lewis Lavoie on how to make them:


I think it would be really cool to take all the photographs oneself of things relevant to the "big picture" and make one of these. I might just make it a long-term project!

7 comments:

  1. I really like kaleidoscopes too. One of my favorite ones is made with marbles inside.The are so pretty and not hard to get lost in looking at them. These murals are wonderful!
    Katy Did

    Life's Ride In Between

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  2. I also did a post on kaleidoscopes. I love them.

    Thanks for a super blog. Following you.

    Felicity

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  3. I love kaleidoscopes ... these murals are a cool idea.

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  4. That's so amazing. I love the one of the man playing the violin. It's amazingly beautiful.

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  5. I used to love those kaleidoscopes when I was kid! Thanks for the reminder/memory. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
    Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
    The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge

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  6. I love these images! Best wishes for the rest of the challenge! deborahdera.com

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