Corn stalks and the plants growing among them, in an unusual double-wheel kaleidoscopic design. Note that the diamond in the center is a photograph (processed through a watercolor filter), and the two wheels consist of successive wedges of the photograph. For me, allowing each part to be reiterated in its own context allows its beauty to be seen more clearly.


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  • Janice E. Sheen
    Janice E. Sheenalmost 4 years ago

    wow. I can’t even begin to imagine the maths that went into this. When each segment is a reflection of the last… how does it change? is each angle of reflection a different size? wide narrow wide narrow so that like an inch worm the image slinks forwards and round and yet meats in the middle perfectly. I can only say well done and shake my head in wonder.

  • Thanks so much for your comment, Janice. I was camping and missed it at the time. You’re exactly right in your description of how it works. Pretty nifty, isn’t it? It’s hard to find content that provides any kind of interesting continuity around both circles, though, so I haven’t done many of these.

    – Douglas Hill

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