Larval mask 12 is one of the most popular larvals in the collection. One could name this larval, cuddly, puff ball, or merp. This mask a naive innocent joy to everything it approached. Its kind approach makes audiences want to love this mask immediately.
Larval mask, also Basel masks are undeveloped expressive form. This particular mask has very human qualities but there are many mask makers that are experimenting with more conceptual architectural forms. Whichever type you chose these mask live always in a child like fantasy world.
Originating in Basel Switzerland these masks were brought into actor training by Jacques Lecoq in the late 60’s. The masks are intended to inspire play in the young actor and help to clarify the actors relationship to the audience as concerns moments of shared discovery.