Although this image is not directly related to the Stone Dance it does however indicate how deep has been my fascination with masks.

As a reviewer said, in the Stone Dance masks are a major trope or symbol. They emerged from my subconscious for reasons which I did not at the time understand. I am not sure I fully understand them even now – and nor do I want to probe this too deeply in case I should disturb my creative process. Suffice it to say that in the Stone Dance there are many more kinds of masks than those the Masters wear.