This is a paper virus. Viral structures are built of repeated identical protein
subunits known as capsomeres
, and the icosahedron is the easiest shape to assemble using these subunits. So in essence the geometric form of the icosahedron is also a protective shell to a viruses DNA. This gets sloughed off when it penetrates a cell. But until then, these viral structures are floating around our bodies looking for a cell to insert into. These same forms made of paper are bursting out and looking for it's next cell.
Check out my interview with the Creative Project
about this series!
A Collaboration with Robert-Isaiah Brown
Model & Makeup by: Maggie Vicious