CORDYCEPS
2014 

Series of fifteen masks for 2014 Denisa Nova’s S/S 2014 fashion collection
3d prints (Printed by PrintedNest)
Nominated for the 3D Print Show Global Award, London 2014.
photo: Karin Zadrick



This collection of masks was inspired by the organic structure of Cordyceps Fungus which is parasitic fungy attacking selected species of insect.  As the cordyceps grows on the body it also modifies the  behavior of the host turning him into a zombee. 

Final 3d prints simulate organic structures growing through the process of printing. The evolution process was intentionally modified throught speed, temperature, and position, thus different mutation of the source file was created. 
The error became part of the matrix of the sctructure, its DNA. The structure can be cloned, multiplied, modified in the state of the virtual creation but in the process of its materialization as well. The symbiotic relation between  creation and growth is fulfilled. Each mask is unique, all of them are related through their common origin. They became parasites on the models faces, erasing their identity turning them into the fashion zombiees.