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Master Kaleidoscope Artists: Luc and Sallie Durette

Luc and Sallie Durette: This couple has produced two of my all-time favorite kaleidoscopes, Aurora and Fanta Sea. They have sold scopes under the names of Spectrum Art and Secret Garden Kaleidoscopes. They have explored some unusual mirror arrangements. Their hand held scopes are usually a good value.

On the Threshold of a Dream: This scope from 1996 is #17 of 75. I would describe the unusual image as a black dome covered in small colorful mandala domes. The third photo shows a close-up of one of the small domes.

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Christmas Kaleidoscopes: Christmas motif interiors with objects like lampworked candy canes, angels, dichroic icicles, pine cones, and Czechoslovakian beads (ornaments).
O' Tannenbaum:
1997, #113 of 200. Hand painted evergreen background. Mandala image.
Victorian Christmas: 1992, #31 of 50. 30-60-90 image.
Visions of Sugarplums: 1998, #43 of 200. Edge of repeating mandalas trimmed with red and green border.

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Pami's Potpourri: A 30-60-90 mirror configuration scope. It is covered in tapestry fabric and has dried flowers in the object cell. Produced in 1992. My flowers have faded and need to be replaced. The potpourri in the little sachet is very fragrant.
Shadowdancer: This one was produced in 1997. Object cell hosts many Czechoslovakian beads. Back wall of the object cell is polarized and with a simple twist goes from a white background to a dark background.

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Parlor: This one is from 1999. A collaboration with Earl McNeil..

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Sea: From 1995, masking of a 30-60-90 mirror system produces a sea of mandalas. Dried flowers in object cell.
Spirit: From 1995, features a 30-60-90 mirror system and dried flowers in the object cell.

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Aurora: This award winning scope is #3 of 25 and is dated 1993. Features of this kaleidoscope include a huge eyehole, perfect marriage of wood and stained glass, and a light and a dark backgrounded object cell.
Fanta Sea: This award winning scope is #3 of 5 and is dated 1994. Features of this kaleidoscope include a huge eyehole, viewing angle adjustments, a near perfect marriage of wood and stained glass, a fuild-filled object cell with sea creatures, and a light and a dark backgrounded object cell.

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