This numbered edition Canvas Print, designed by William King, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Ready to hang, this image is printed onto a 450gsm white finish, 100% cotton canvas and stretched over 1.5” deep wood stretcher bars (3/4” for XS). Each print comes with wall hanging hardware.
K'N-YAN. Blue-lit cavern beneath Oklahoma. This immense underground land contains an amazing variety of plant and animal life, as well as a highly developed though decadent civilization of human-like beings. The natives of K'n-yan appear to the untrained eye much like the Native Americans of the surface region; only their curious garb and tools set them apart from the surface-dwellers. According to their legend, they came down to earth with their god Tulu (or Cthulhu) from the Black Nebula of Yl'glhuh, though many consider this to be untrue. (These people may have been the ancestors of the Aztec people, since that tribes mythology told of their origin in caverns to the north of their lands.) The underground dwellers also possess three other abilities unavailable to those on the surface. First, they use telepathy for communication, with spoken language almost being a thing of the past. Second, they are able to dematerialize themselves (and other objects) so that they may pass through solid objects almost effortlessly. Finally, the people of K'n-yan have the secret of immortality, so that death is an almost unheard-of occurrence among them. The people of K'n-yan cut themselves off from the upper world after the sinking of Atlantis and Lemuria. At one time they boasted many great works of art, technology, and science, but the last recorded visitor to K'n-yan, Panfilo Zamacona, reported that the inhabitant's civilization had stagnated, and the people had forgotten much of their former science. The people of the land put more value on experiencing new sensations than on their former pursuits. They still possessed many technological artifacts, however, such as disintegrating-ray projectors and various forms of transportation, which they used in their day-to-day life. According to Zamacoma, most of the population of K'n-yan lived in the central city of Tsath, whose inhabitants spent much of their time looking for novel experiences and emotions. To help them achieve these aims, they held gladiatorial games, conducted ritual torture, dreamed, experimented with in-toxicating substances, and held religious ceremonies to various deities. Of these gods, Yig and Tulu (Cthulhu) were the most important, but they also held rites in honor of Hastur, Shub-Niggurath, Ghatanothoa, Nug, and Yeb. At one time, most of K'n-yan's people revered Tsathoggua, but after they discovered the true nature of his worship, they destroyed all of his temples and images. Several passage connecting K'n-yan with the surface. Once in a while, a surface-dweller finds their way into the world of K'n-yan. The natives usually treat these people kindly, but forbid them from leaving the caverns. In more recent years, the people of K'n-yan have posted guards at these entrances to discourage the people on the surface from entering their land. We have heard nothing of K'n-yan since the sixteenth century, and if the older accounts are any indication, it would be unwise to investigate and remind its people of the surface world. 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