This numbered edition Acrylic Glass Print, designed by William King, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Printed on archival-quality photo paper mounted on the back of a 1/8" thick, clear acrylic substrate, this artwork comes ready to hang on a wire attached to a wooden frame fixed on the back.
DREAMLANDS. Alternate dimension accessible through a persons dreams. Earlier in life, most people can enter the Dreamlands at will, but as adulthood approaches, this gateway closes for the majority of these dreamers. Only a few adults have been able to enter this land again, through the use of certain narcotics or simply by searching their dreams. Some physical portals between the Dreamlands and the waking world do exist, but these gateways are few and often found in dangerous locales in both realms. A journey to the Dreamlands typically begins with the dreamer descending the Seventy Steps of Light Slumber to the Cavern of Flame, where they will meet the high priests Nasht and Kaman-Tha. If the two priests find the dreamer worthy, they may then continue down the Seven Hundred Steps of Deeper Slumber to the Enchanted Wood. After avoiding the dangers of this wood, the dreamer is free to roam the lands of dream. Waking-worlders are the Dreamlands' greatest heroes. These individuals may create entire cities in their dreams, and many take up residence in the Dreamlands following their deaths in the waking world. This dimension's most famous individuals include King Kuranes, who dreamt of the timeless city of Celephai's; Etienne-Laurent de Marigny, the New Orleans mystic; and Randolph Carter, whose quest to the home of the gods on unknown Kadath is one of the Dreamlands' greatest legends.Usually, the name "Dreamlands" is only applied to that dimension visited by humans, but other dreamlands do exist. Such worlds as Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto have their dream-reflections as well, which are visited by the respective denizens of those bodies. Persistent dreamers may reach these lands from Earth's Dreamlands, but such visits may prove quite dangerous to the unprepared traveler. The influence of Cthulhu and the other Great Old Ones in the Dreamlands is minimal, though these beings do possess some power over this realm. Out of all the Mythos, Nyarlathotep holds the most power in this land. The main deities of the Dreamlands are the gods of earth, or the Great Ones, who are weak beings that mortals may overcome or outwit, yet who do take part in mortal affairs on rare occasions. These gods used to dance on the highest peaks of the Dreamlands, but as humans began to climb their beloved mountains, they withdrew to their home in Kadath in the Cold Waste, to be ruled by Nyarlathotep. Only Randolph Carter ever ascended Kadath, and his journey was fraught with the greatest perils. The Plastic Wax Factory, purveyors of intricate and fine molten effigies. All your gods, demons, monsters and creatures of the abyss to Leech Lords of the Cthulhu mythos, witches, warlocks, and lunatic residents of asylums the world over still murmuring their arcane incantations. Plus the odd tome, sigil, place of interest and manifestations of magical mumblings amongst the cursed. All are represented here in glorious molten plastic wax, set alight and melted into puddles of primordial grotesquerie. Recommended for the mad and delirious and those fine folks from Leeds, Hull and Scarborough.
Scarborough, United Kingdom