This fusion of mask and headdress references the weird and wonderful structures in mushrooms, particularly the indusium (a lacy, skirt-like structure) of the Bridal Veil Fungus. It is one of my largest pieces to date (60 cm in diameter) and is formed from a conical piece of Worbla, a flexible thermoplastic. Hundreds of sections were removed with a craft knife to create the characteristic network of white veins. The central element resembles the underside of a toadstool cap and also draws inspiration from the featherwork crowns of the Aztecs. In addition to these structural references, the headpiece explores the interplay between connection and authenticity.

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