Matt, Todd and I are really excited about the way the kaleidoscope is coming together. While we still have some work to do to finish the project before the opening of Installation Nation next weekend, we can’t help but smile as we look through and see it work!
The idea of an 8 Foot Kaleidoscope seems to be grabbing the attention of others as well. Here are just a few excerpts from the news:
“Last year when I looked at the shipping containers of Installation Nation, it came to me that these would be perfect as giant kaleidoscopes,” Andy said,”Typically people walked into containers and looked at what was inside. As I stood outside I saw people inside and thought- why not make a piece which is both interactive and participatory by putting attendees into the work of art”
A team of local artists, led by Andrew Ball, has constructed a colossal kaleidoscope. The finished piece measures more than 8 feet in length, making it the largest manually operated kaleidoscope in Indiana, and possibly in the United States.
“Last year when I looked at the long shipping containers of Installation Nation, it came to me that these would be perfect to house a giant kaleidoscope,” said Ball. “Why a giant kaleidoscope? Because I’d never seen one before. And ultimately, why not?”