A fine network of vessels defines the surface of these semicircular earrings and serves as a hollow tube for carrying a loop of sterling silver chain. These 3d-printed nylon earrings hang from surgical steel ear wires.
Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, Nervous System has created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures. Starting from an initial seed and a surface, they grow a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong.
3D printed nylon with UV protective coating, sterling silver
2.7cm x 3.7cm x .9cm