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 knew would 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’ve found it’s easy to overwork a piece, so knowing when to stop is the challenge. Albeit – a fun challenge.
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.
Dandelion kaleidoscope artworks – Tahnia Roberts ©2021