Light & Color

Shadow Kaleidoscope

The SHADOW KALEIDOSCOPE is made from two small front-surfaced mirrors hinged together. A kaleidoscope is an image multiplier. The number of images it makes depends on the angle at which the mirrors meet. This kaleidoscope has many possible angles. A red dot painted on the table lets the observer see how many images are created at different angles. Visitors can also make multiple shadow images with their hands if they hold them above the mirrors.