Monday, 20 October 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Things that go bump in the night!



Late on the third day of the dig at Benwadii Hyderabad the archaeologists were ecstatic when they had unexpectedly broken through into an unknown tomb to find it containing a highly elaborate and undamaged sarcophagus. Seeing the decorations they believed they had found the tomb of a royal king or queen and were keen to examine it further but due to the lateness of the hour and the darkness, work had been halted till the next day.



Now, as the archaeologists sleep in their tents excited at the prospect of what they will find the next day little do they realise that the decorations of the sarcophagus do not denote royalty , but the garish markings are in fact are a dire warning that the occupant is Minnityrannius, a dark and cursed creature, she had lured men, some say more than 100, to their deaths with her great beauty and ripped their hearts from their still beating chests with her own hands Only the great Priest Paddiwofalotus had eventually been able to overpower her and bind her for eternity to her grave, hiding the tomb deep beneath the sands of the desert and marking the Sarcophagus so all who saw it would know of the danger. But alas stories are forgotten so these poor archaeologists and their tribesmen assistants had no idea what they had found. So as the moon rises and the camp settles there are stirrings of bandages fluttering as the mummy of Minnityrannius rises to wreak her terrible revenge, things will definitely being going bump in this night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This started life as a chocolate tin in the shape of a Russian doll but opening lengthwise and it just screamed MUMMY to me.

16 comments:

Char said...

Great imagination. Fabulous piece and love the story.

Femmy said...

fantastic!!! love these!!

Kreativgeschwafel said...

this is really great art .... LOVE IT!!!!

Lorraine said...

your story really made me laugh..you should be on the stage or at least write comedy. What a great find of a tin!! You cant beat Irish Stew for the cold nights..I love putting king eddies in and eating it all with a load of bread. I was hoping that they had put the camels to bed as well for their night of bumpy passion!! ha ha!

Heather Robinson said...

I love, love, love this post. I want more of the story...give me more! Seriously, this is very imaginative!!

Pascalebrad said...

This is so cool I love your transformation of the box and the story is so intriguing. Pascale :)

Anja said...

you've done a great job on this project!

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow - this is so clever, love it! Diane

Alberta and Ava said...

These are both so beautiful, and you, my dear, are just an itsy bitsy bit twisted (but in a good way!)

Love,
Alberta

michele said...

Great story! love the wicked teddy bear.

Fannie said...

Gorgeous, imaginative . . . what a surprise on the inside! ;-D

Tami Bayer said...

Fantastic piece and such a wonderful story, too.

Janny said...

Beautiful story and piece of work!

Ozstuff said...

Wow! I so enjoyed reading your archeological thesis! Fantastic. I love your little mummy in its Russian doll sarcophagus dripping with blingy-blings! What an imagination you must have. I am so glad you are sharing it with us.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

SO clever, wonderful creation AND wonderful story to go with it Moira!!!

Chriss Rollins said...

FANTASTIC.

CHRISS X