Evolver – parlor kaleidoscope – new in 2016


“Evolver”

An open numbered edition parlor kaleidoscope

by Randy and Shelley Knapp

Evolver by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

Randy and Shelley Knapp were prompted back to this design by a dear friend and career long supporter. Jim wanted his early “TwiLight” parlor kaleidoscope refurbished. Upon receiving his new kaleidoscope, Jim was very happy. He commented that this early work had a lot of great attributes and we should look at it again. Specifically the size and the way it held in the hand, were very nice. We took a second look and we agreed.

The “Evolver” is the result of this revaluation. New lamination techniques are used in the wood working. The pedestal stand is at a new level of sculpture shaping. The barrel has been turned on the inside to allow more room for the tapered 2 mirror system which produces a five pointed star. Evolver by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp StudiosThe internals of the rotating head were also slightly modified. “Evolver”  is crafted out of highly figured exotic and domestic hardwoods. A premium quality glass magnification lens makes the optics crisp and clear while viewing.

 

The fluid filled object cells contains individually lamp worked glass by Shelley along with a few special glass pieces by Randy. Together they create a classic Knapp image easily recognized by collectors all over the world. The bright or jewel tone image is breathtaking against the velvet blackness of the background.

The final touch is a hand rubbed finish which enhances the depth and beauty of the wood. “Evolver” is an open edition parlor kaleidoscope and is signed, numbered and dated by the Knapp’s.

 

These kaleidoscopes retail for $2800.00 plus shipping and handling.

The “Evolver” is being produced by special order.

 

Evolver 1b - walnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evolver #1 – Figured Walnut and wenge wood with a bright image   SOLD 

 

 

 

Evolver by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evolver #2 – Figured Maple and Blood wood with a bright image   SOLD

 

 

 

Evolver #3 by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evolver #3 – Zebra and wenge wood with a jewel tone image   SOLD

 

 

 

If you would like to order an “Evolver” parlor kaleidoscope
please contact us.

 

 

 

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