Larval mask 13 falls into a world of larval masks inspired by animal or insect form. In spite of an almost frog like quality this mask approaches activity with playful disdain and hops from one conflict to another. Students once names this mask burp and gerf.
These carnival inspired masks from Basel Switzerland have inspired a method of actor training developed at Ecole Lecoq in Paris France and have become masks for performance in countries such as the United Kingdom and Canada. The Basel masks have great child like qualities. They make both the performer and the audience dream of imaginary worlds and yet strike deeply to our inner child.
The larvals offered by theater-Masks.com have sculpted in a water based clay and then molds have been created out of plaster. The masks are made in the very large molds and the painted and strapped. They are excellent as masks for schools.