CONFETTI FOUNTAIN

©1992

168" x 96" x 96"
nylon netting, PVC pipe, electric blower, confetti

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Confetti descends like a snowfall onto a giant, fabric funnel. Shake the funnel and watch the paper flakes avalanche to the bottom of the funnel, where an electric blower propels them upward, high, into the air, ready to slowly descend again. 

HOW IT WORKS 
A small blower launches confetti 14 feet high in a continuous celebration. The confetti flutters down to be trapped (mostly) in a fabric funnel--whereupon it is reused. Given appropriate flooring, small carpet sweepers are provided to be used by the audience to sweep up confetti that escapes the funnel. Thus the audience re-cycles the confetti themselves.

An authorized copy of Confetti Fountain is in the collection of the Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs, AK (2014).

Versions of Confetti Fountain have been exhibited at:
1992 SciWorks, Winston-Salem, NC (Confetti Fountain #1).
1994 Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.
1994 The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
1996 Inventure Place, Akron, OH.
1999 The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul.

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