Emma Welch and Noah Saldaña

The purpose of our mask and the meaning of "Natural and Organic" was to create a mask that initially did not take away from ones facial expressions. Our goal was to create a mask that was as un noticeable as possible. However, we wanted to create a mask that was aestheticlly appealing so, we adapted the design and shapes of nervs and incorperated them into the design of our mask. Our final design and the points are controlled by a curve. The closer to the curve the smaller the "nerves" are. 


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We began our process on google, searching for images and precedents that would inspire us. In search for "Organic and Natural" looking masks we came across a few designs that interested us. Our first iteration was made in Rhino, we created a mesh of the shape of mask we wanted, and then exported it as an stl and opened it into the Pepakura software. This software enabled us to unfold our mesh and print the mesh as 2D. We then exported that as a dxf and laser cut our mesh. The final step of our first iteration/prototype was to fold the triangles in the correct way and tape the mask together. We decided to continue with the half mask because it was more customizable to our consumers. After the grasshopper tutorial we began using weaverbird and began creating our mask in Rhinoceros 5 and Grasshopper. Our second iteration was 3D printed however it was too small and didn't fit the shape we wanted. Our second iteration used an entirely new grasshopper file which enabled us to control the holes more. Closer to the "Points of pain the holes got smaller. Then we began creating a second layer to our mask which would control the wind and air flow.