Kaleidoscope art experimentation documentation of the number eight
This post documents the process of my experimentation to make kaleidoscope art.
The experiment started off with a black and white photograph of the number eight. I chose to work with this image, as I believed the shape would make for an interesting kaleidoscope effect.
Therefore, the curated photographs demonstrate the progression of working with this single image, mirroring photographs to achieve a pleasing kaleidoscope pattern.
In conclusion, the use of this particular subject matter ‘the number 8’ for the kaleidoscope experiment was not the best choice.
However, as it’s my first attempt at mirroring an image multiple times to achieve a kaleidoscope pattern, I decided to record the experiment as a blog entry. I can only improve!
In this case, there was a natural end point, the realisation that the pattern had reached its end. Furthermore, eventually boredom set in and I no longer wanted to work with the subject matter.
Finally, organic shapes are more beautiful!
How do you make a kaleidoscope design?
Megan Kennedy has written a thorough Photoshop tutorial explaining her process to achieve Kaleidoscope patterns.
For the crafty photographers’ who wish to experiment with making kaleidoscope patterns in camera check out Jim Zuckerman’s article.
Artist: © Tahnia Roberts 2020
Style: Fine art
Subject: Kaleidoscope experimentation
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Malaysia