Monday, August 16, 2010


These items may be found in various deep forests, far from civilisation, where any inhabitants will regard them with terror.

They are masks of jade and silver, life-like and beautiful in their contours, but with features of one who strains to hold in screams or vomit, and set with cowrie shells and jewels cut to resemble the disfigurements of disease.


  1. Any time magic masks come up, I think of Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock - these seem much in the same vein, although terrible to behold.

  2. The main inspiration was probably the Greek comedy/tragedy masks used as a symbol of theatre.


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