Rotifers invade the Children’s Museum

by nicolebanowetz

Rotifers are appearing in all shapes and sizes in my studio at the Children’s museum.

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My inflatable rotifer in the studio at the Children’s Museum

The first rotifers I create at the children’s museum are based on my sketches inspired by the tiny creatures.  As I work in the studio in the children’s museum I collect children’s interpretations of the microscopic rotifer.

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Children’s drawings of rotifers and fabric collage.

 

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Children’s drawings

 

As time passes the children’s drawings begin to influence and change my designs of the inflatable rotifers I sew.  Just as in nature the rotifer is influences by the DNA of it’s surrounding, in the studio the rotifer is influenced by the children it interacts with.

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The first inflatable rotifer.

 

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My rotifer drawing

 

 

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Child’s rotifer drawing

 

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My inflatable based on child’s drawing

 

The final resting place for the rotifers is flying up into the air near the climber.  As the children climb up to the top of the climber they will share a space with the flying rotifers

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My concept for climber/rotifer installation.

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