About Collide-a-Scopes


Liz Mitchell is a professsional artist living in Paisley, Scotland who studied Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art and has a degree in Art Therapy. 



A new collection of work exhibited at

the House for an Art Lover, Glasgow 

1st May till 8th June 2015



Fascinated by the fractured beauty of the kaleidoscope that is governed both by chaos and order and combining this with the symbolism of the mandala, this exhibition comprises of a series of limited edition fine art digital prints and collages. The collages are developed from the prints onto large circular panels with resin.


As with the mechanics of the kaleidoscope of ‘constantly changing patterns’ that uses repetition, light, mirrors, fragments, reflections and movement, an infinite sequence of partially abstract, hypnotic and colourful patterns and forms come to be realized in these prints and collages.



(To collide: clash; conflict and -scope: a combining form meaning “instrument for viewing; to look at; view carefully; examine.)


kaleidoscope - (Etymology– from ancient Greek Kalos, “Beautiful” + eidos, “shape)


A mandala is...

An integrated structure
organized around a
unifying center



Carl Jung said that a mandala symbolizes "a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness." It is "a synthesis of distinctive elements in a unified scheme representing the basic nature of existence." - A symbol representing the effort to reunify the Self.