This piece is of Extreme Personal Significance and as such I’m not really sure how much I can intelligibly say about it, besides the following very general thoughts:
I have always been fascinated / obsessed / with tricksters in mythology, and Loki particularly. I love the contradiction of tricksters, how they are agents of chaos and destruction, but a particular kind of destruction that makes way for new creation. How they sometimes do terrible things, but it’s terrible things that had to be done and that no one else was willing to do. I love how they are more personally, specifically involved with humanity than other gods in their pantheons, I love how so many cultures have creation myths that involve a trickster making the world or making people, or giving very important help to an emerging people, often in defiance of the other gods.
(the lines on the mouth, those are not the stitches, rather they are the scars from the stitches)
I also really liked to read what you said about this - trickster characters are great.