Trickster 3 is a mask design heavily inspired by the masks of Balinese Topeng Dance Theatre. This mask was created for a production of the Fantasticks. The show was set in a warehouse in New Orleans and various masked characters entered from the surrounding props and masks stored in this place. This trickster mask was part of the fantasy journey.
Trickster characters are central to stories worldwide. They have been present in creation stories and fundamental to the driving of scenario fro millennia. Their energetic need to play, change and interact with the world produces change and invention. The change and invention is often the result of catastrophic failure but it is change nonetheless. Bart Simpson, Sponge Bob, Arlechino, The Monkey King and Arlechino could all be described as tricksters in both contemporary and historic traditional storytelling.
Use this mask in either traditional trickster tails or invent your own.