What well may be the state’s largest (and certainly most unusual) kaleidoscope resides in the Meadowbrook Park Sculpture Garden, 249-201 Willis Ave, Arlington, TX 76010.

Dubbed “Brighten My Day,” the device is the creation of kaleidoscope gurus/muralists/tattoo wizards/glass blower aficionados Mary and Eddie Phillips, both Tarrant County artists.

The artists say a kaleidoscope this size requires unique engineering. The vision tube, for example, cannot move, so the objects providing the color vistas must move instead, in this instance giant hand-made blown glass wheels. The wheels themselves are turned at eye-piece level by the viewer. The artists say “Brighten My Day” is essentially weather-proof, though it will acquire a darker patina as it ages.

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