"Grow" is a speculative project of a face mask questioning lines between life and death
On a print of my face, taken in a process similar to famous wax death masks , I was farming crystals, which further grew and deformed my features at the same time immortalizing and literary setting my features in stone.
Chemical salts are inorganic, but aspect of growth and farming of crystals further blurs the line between animated and inanimated.
Using plaster positive and negatives of my face I thermoformed polyethylene mesh, and grew several different kinds of crystals as well as experimented with adding dies for luminescence in UV light.
Project was showcased during Arena Design 2015 exhibition "project Mask"
and 2015 Gdynia Design Days exhibition "Wystawa w Witrynach"