Single celled organisms started forming colonies to have better chances of survival. Volvox took this to the next level, its cells divided tasks amongst each other. By doing this the colony became a link in the evolution of multi cellular organisms.

Volvox is part of the family of green algae who live in fresh water. What could be more suitable then doing this animation entirely in watercolour paints?
So that’s what I did….

The complete films can be seen in the exhibition at Micropia.


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