Multiple flow states #1 Patrick Ironwood Contact Patrick Via Email

All of my works are electroformed with copper making them look like they’ve been under the sea for perhaps hundreds of years.  Multiple flow states #1 is built around a vintage crystal cylinder,  borosilicate glass tube, RGB cube, and a Swarovski cut glass crystal all with glow in the dark photoluminescence. After a few minutes of charging indirect light the Glass parts of the scope glow making the exterior appearance quite interesting in the dark and creating enough ambient light to be able to see some of the kaleidoscopic effect through the scope in the dark. Multiple Flow States #1’s object chamber is 2 inches deep and the focal range is wide enough to view objects as they flow throughout chamber.

Kaleidoscope Created: 2019
Kaleidoscope Sub Type: Handheld
Type of Edition: One Of A Kind
Dimensions: 13x2x1.5
Kaleidoscope Construction: Metals
Metal Type: copper
Number of Mirror Systems: 1
3 Mirror
Mirror System: Equilateral

Cell/Object Type
  • Turning
  • Liquid Filled Cell
  • Technical Grade Synthetic Polymer Silicone Oil

Object Cell Contents
  • Glass
  • Flamework Glass
  • Plastic
  • Dichroic
  • Found Objects

Image features: Full Field
Lighting features
  • End-lit
  • Side-lit
  • Photoluminescence
  • Black Light Reactive

This Kaleidoscope has a military surplus lens.
Retail Price: 1300

My creations are one of a kind and 100% created by me in my studio and laboratory in the wilderness by a waterfall near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

I am so excited to announce my NEW website My website is currently set up for FUN, intrigue, and promotion and NOT sales.

I have a few optical devices at my Esty store;

I have a gallery at my studio that can be visited by appointment;

I only do a few shows a year. My Visionary art can be seen at ELECTRIC FOREST in Rothbury, Michigan. I was selected as one of only four art vendors in the Sherwood forest interior.



Nature of Reaction

Sequatchie Valley Institute at Moonshadow

1233 Cartwright loop

Whitwell, TN

37397 USA


Cell: 770-241-3958


More Information about this scope

Infinite Probability Kaleidoscopes

And other optical illusion instruments

The minute detail and intoxicating symmetry

of Kaleidoscopes help us remember to look

at each moment as unique and sacred,

as we explore and experience beauty coming

from biological life’s first sense–SIGHT.


My optical illusion instruments and kaleidoscopes are electroformed copper sculptures reminiscent of ancient archeological objects, which appear to have been under the sea for 100’s of years.

High-quality military surplus lenses are finely adjusted to focus microscopically on high-quality surface reflective mirrors sealed in water and dustproof, Photoluminescence glass chambers.

Inside these hermetically sealed chambers, various viscosities of technical grade synthetic polymer silicone oil remain exceptionally clear and non-reactive so will not change with age, oxidize, or degrade any of the suspended objects, and so the optics stay crisp and vivid.


The magical random, continuously changing liquid symmetry inside each kaleidoscope comprises: tiny random found objects, flame-formed and color-saturated glass, safely contains glitter and shiny things.

Many of my kaleidoscope’s interiors are UV reactive and glow in the dark and under black light. After exposing my kaleidoscopes to a direct light source, find darkness and look again. It may be faint, but the vision splendid awaits.

With each turn or gentle movement, a magnificent ever-changing wonder evolves as a flowing cascade of sensorial eye candy expands the awareness of the present moment while watching something extraordinary happen.

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