Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as an eco-designer, an artist, as a teacher and as a researcher, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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The DNA workshop

By spotogspindel | January 10, 2018

Working with three colleagues from the University, we started a two-day WASO workshop on DNA at a high school today. Combining arts and science. So how do you make art around the DNA-theme?

By using macramé of course! By tying a half-knot over and over, it twists around itself like a double spiral, just like DNA does! We attempted to make 2 meter long strings, as that is the stretched out length of DNA in every single cell. The finished strings will be used by the drama-group tomorrow.

A couple of girls finished ahead of time, and tried the same technique in fine metal wire. Look at the size! It´s hanging on to a ball-point pen-cap. I was pretty amazed. And immediately saw an opportunity to try it out in a jewelry-context. 😉

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