"the Articulated Axiscope" -brass, steel, aluminum, fresnel lenses, and black walnut

This is an apparatus designed and fabricated to suspend three Fresnel lenses in close proximity to each other. When placed in front of a light source, the distortion of the image caused by the parallax and multiple enlargements from the sequenced lenses is a wonder to behold.

The seven arms can articulate upon three unique axis of motion, allowing for some interesting composition permutations.

Other than the various fasteners, drillrod, and Fresnel lenses, every piece is shop fabricated.

Photos by Curtis Almquist Studios.