Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Orlando Science Center, (777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803) invested $5 million dollars to create a brand new Kids Town.I sketched the construction once a week and I was fascinated by Drip Drop Splash.Three towers surrounded a central pool from which water flowed outwards in three directions. The towers have hand cranks and when I are turned the illuminated water rises up to cascade down blue kite shaped gutter which then send the water into an elevated clear bowl. Hole as in the bowl allow the water to rain down into the circular reservoir. Kids can crawl under the reservoir and stand up in the middle where no rain falls. There is magic when standing in a rain storm and remaining dry.
This sketch a s done at a VIP preview reception where donors were encouraged to bring their children. I started the sketch before the ribbon cutting. Once the ribbon was cut, the kids swarmed in to play. Staff were excited because they we rent cells that the new interactive exhibits would be a hit. The kids assembled water wheels and to redirect the flow. Photographers and video crews shot footage of the kits at play. One child watched me work and asked if he could sketch as well. I gave him another sketchbook and be drew three cartoon faces for me.
Posted by Thomas Thorspecken at 12:00 AM