Did you know that rotifers leave parts of their DNA on earth to pass on to future generations?

Rotifers by Nicole Anona Banowetz gives a microscopic view on the circle of life of rotifers. In a way, the blow up artwork represents the circle of life of nature in general as well. The DNA as an information carrier also functions as a beautiful analogy, especially in our contemporary society where access to information is more ubiquitous than ever. The rotifers are programmed to show different dynamic color patterns.

About the artist

Nicole Banowetz is a sculptor from Denver is specialized in sculptures, design, installations and education. Banowetz lived and worked all over the world. She exhibited work in India, Italy, Ireland, Russia, Germany, Poland and England. Her work mainly consists of inflatable sewn sculptures with delicate assembled forms. Her work addresses vulnerability and struggle. Her objects exist out of layers that are protective and destructive for the work at the same time. Her forms move between growth and decay, and decoration and disease.

 Rotifers, by Nicole Banowetz, Amsterdam. Photo by Janus van den Eijnden

Rotifers gives a microscopic view on the circle of life of rotifers.


Matthias Lindh (header), Clemens Wildschut, Janus van den Eijnden