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Kaleidoscope black and white photo using a dandelion seed
Kaleidoscope black and white artwork using a dandelion seed

Kaleidoscope black and white

This journal post features two kaleidoscope black and white artworks made from dandelion seeds. To produce this work, I photographed a dandelion seed with a macro lens in the studio. After choosing the image I thought might have the most pleasing kaleidoscope effect I went to work.

Kaleidoscope art project

Making kaleidoscope imagery is a fun way to explore symmetry. The process involves mirroring photos and rotating the image. From here it’s a simple act of repeating the process. I discovered it’s very easy to overwork a piece. Knowing when to stop experimenting is a challenge. Albeit – a fun challenge.

With regard to kaleidoscope artworks, here’s some journal posts that might be worth checking out. For more dandelion photography here’s a shortcut.

Furthermore, I found this beautiful description of the dandelion flower, in a nature.com article.

“This flower (Taraxacum officinale) is found worldwide. And, as many a child discovers to their delight, when a dandelion sets seed, the flower (actually, hundreds of tiny florets) turns into a mass of seeds known as a dandelion clock. Each seed is suspended from a parachute-like stalk — easily released by a puff of breath.”

Artist: Tahnia Roberts ©2021
Category: Photography
Style: Fine art // abstract
Subject: Dandelion kaleidoscope artworks
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Malaysia

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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