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by Kate Solbakk
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Purchase a tote bag featuring the digital art "Springtail" by Kate Solbakk. Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder. All seams are double-stitched for added durability. Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image.
Springtails could be considered the rabbits” of the soil. They have a forked tail-like appendage which rests folded up under the abdomen as the... more
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Springtails could be considered the "rabbits” of the soil. They have a forked tail-like appendage which rests folded up under the abdomen as the creature rests or walks around. When the springtail is disturbed, the tail springs outwards causing it to leap great distances. Unlike the microscopic organisms I usually draw, springtails can be seen with the naked eye, although they are still very tiny. If you have a worm compost bin, you may have seen these tiny white creatures hopping around in there. They prefer moist conditions but are not aquatic. The water shown in the drawing is the thin film of moisture that coats soil particles, which is where for protozoa, bacteria, and other members of the soil food web spend their lives.
My goal is to inspire curiosity by imagining how microscopic creatures might look if we could see them in their natural habitats, and view them as amazing wildlife rather than "specimens" in a laboratory. Many of us are unsettled by the thought of invisible microscopic life forms all around us, so I try to balance the "ick factor" by showing that these creatures can be beautiful. The microscopic world is truly fantastic and offers a lot of inspiration for fantasy themes, which you will see in some of my more playful work like the hookah-smoking tardigrade inspired by the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. I hope my art can help bring us a little bit closer to the mysterious world of microbiology that is the foundation for all our...
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