Larval mask 10 is one of the more human masks in the collection. If this mask were to have a name it might be curmudgeon or grump. The expressive form of this theatre mask is filled with a frustrated dismay or s surprised disdain. This larval wants to play but finds everything in life very difficult.
The Larval masks were born out of the carnival celebrations in Basel Switzerland and sometimes referred to a Basel Masks. The term larval is a better descriptive for them. Larval suggests their stage of development. The masks are truly the toddlers of the mask world.
The Basel masks inspire a playful imaginary world where every action is the opportunity for fun and wonder.