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Artist handcrafts wearable The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask piece (update: coming to Kickstarter in summer)

Artist Camille Young handcrafted a wearable The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask piece for Grace & Ritual, an all-women art show hosted by the iam8bit gallery.

"'A Terrible Fate' is a 16" x 15" x 4" mask cast in a lightweight resin and painted with cel-vinyls," Young told Polygon. "I added a few elements from the game; for example, the symbols in the center of the forehead are stylized versions of the symbols for 'night' and 'north' from the game."

Young says her inspiration was Oaxacan wood carvings and "their saturated colors and intricate patterns." She created the Legend of Zelda mask especially for the exhibition to represent "Ritual," one of the show's themes but has plans to produce more.

"Since it took me months to paint just this one mask, I'm producing a handful of blank masks to send to artist friends," she said. "I'll be selling them as part of a Kickstarter later this summer, alongside blank copies of the mask that fans can paint themselves."

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask launched in North America on Oct. 26, 2000 for the Nintendo 64. In the game, Link can transform into different creatures by donning the masks featured in the adventure.

Grace & Ritual features 47 local and international artists and contemporary masters, including Yoshimi Ohtani, Sawa, Nicole Gustafsson and Michelle Valigura. A list of participating artists can be viewed on the gallery's website. The exhibition runs until May 26 and is held at the iam8bit gallery on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The opening night is May 10, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. PT, admission is free and interested parties can RSVP for the event via the gallery's Facebook page.

Update: This article was updated with Young's comments.

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