Master Kaleidoscope Artist: Sherry Moser
|Sherry Moser: I am really more of a fan of wood and brass kaleidoscopes, so for a stained-glass artist to get my vote for master kaleidoscope artist, he or she must do something really special. Sherry has experimented with some unusual tapered mirror configurations. She also has done some work with masking. Most of her scopes have a dark backfield. She is another tireless worker at the Brewster Society conventions.|
|The Journey: This is dated 1991. It won the Brewster Society Award. The surface of the glass is actually two layers of glass with the blue layer cut back to reveal the white layer. What is notable about this scope is its tapered mirror system, which produces a planetlike image surrounded by a star field etched onto the mirror surface. I could not capture the entire field of view in my photos.|
|Golden Threads Spinning Dreams: This one is #3 of 25 and is dated 1996. One of her nicest object cells.|
|Wishes (Peace): This one is dated 1996. Comes with a white and a dark backgrounded cell. The image produced is a lovely faceted orb with great depth.|
|Chandala: I have a pair of these. One is 1990 and the other, 1994. These were very affordable. The objects for viewing float freely between the mirrors, producing a wonderful chandelier effect. (The concept of viewing objects floating freely has been around since the 1930s.) Great use of dichroic glass as well.|
|Sphaera: This is #32 of 300 and is dated 1992. Produces a spiked planet-type image.|
|Threesome: This one is dated 1994. Complex masking produces three image types as shown.|
|The Monet Gallery: This one is dated 1995 and is #44 of 100. Judith Paul painted the "Monet" image.|
|Where Dreams Live: This one is dated 1995.|
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