This week marks the 100th challenge for Macabre Monday's at Haunted Design House. This year Vincent Price would have turned 100 had he still been among the living. To celebrate this milestone, the challenge for Macabre Monday for this week is "Varying Visages of Vincent". We were to
create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that is inspired by the TRUE Master of the Macabre, Vincent Price.
Here is what I came up with for the challenge:
I was inspired by the movie "The Oblong Box" in which Vincent Price appears. One of the characters in this film was buried alive which made me think of the safety coffins of the 19th century. Of course to memorialize Price, I created a tombstone for him and planted it in the scene. Notice the string from the coffin that attaches to the bell above ground? That was created so if one was buried alive and awoke in the coffin he could call for help by pulling the string which rings the bell. Being buried alive was a very real fear back in the day. Poe wrote of it often in his works. It would suck to wake up on the wrong side of the dirt!
Anyway, to celebrate its 100th challenge, HDH is having a HUGE blog candy and blog hop. Check their site for the details. Here is a picture of the candy: