Artist: David Arrigo
During the latter half of the 2011-12 NHL season, ‘Barbs’ (aka Jason LaBarbera) goaltender of the Phoenix Coyotes and I collaborated on a new mask. It featured his two main amusements in life: Rock ‘n’ Roll and Professional Wrestling.
Both elements have been cornerstones of previous masks that I have painted for Barbs. This time around the centrepiece of the mask is based on WWE superstar CM Punk. The sides of the mask are emblazoned with Metallica’s St. Anger fist imagery, a trademark found on previous masks worn by Barbs.