Rotifers are fascinating and whimsical creatures, evolutionary mysteries that survive through endurance and adaptations.
When the rotifer is attacked by predatory fungus it dries up and is carried away in the wind to a new safe environment. While it is dehydrated the fungus cannot survive.
When the rotifer dries up it shatters it’s DNA allowing it to pick up DNA from it’s surroundings.
These amazing creatures are the inspiration for my new body of inflatable work. One installation will be permanently displayed in the Children’s Museum, and the other will be displayed in a festival in Europe.