CM: Many of the pre-Columbian Mexican cultures produced an enormously varied array of ceramic figurines, often of superior artistic merit. The present Grotesque Mask is a miniscule decorous fancy of the artist. Commonly meaning strange, fantastic, ugly or bizarre, and thus often used to describe weird shapes and distorted forms, 'grotesque' herewith takes the form of a head that is oversize by comparison to the crowning hat, with deforming earings, bulging eyes, rotten smile, and intrusive nose.
[Megakles Rogakos 10/2005]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens