I decided to push the envelope even further whilst looking at descriptive synonyms of the word MUMMIFIED and began to unravel a network of the most incredible and exciting avenues to explore.
I wanted to put images to some of the words that had begun to reveal themselves through my research:
Getty Images. (2013) The Glass Menagerie: Berlin’s Natural History Museum. Available at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2347100/The-glass-menagerie-More-million-zoological-species-preserved-alcohol-display-Berlins-Natural-History-Museum.html (Accessed: 1 September 2018)
This image of the preserved ‘one million specimens’ from the Berlin Natural History Museum shows an uncanny similarity to the ancient processes and symbolism of Bastet and her ointment jars; protector and deity. The colours also share a striking resemblance to the rich and royal colours demonstrated in ancient Egyptian culture.
Bee, M W. (2012) Shrivelled Rose Head. Available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/60622074@N04/7223119010 (Accessed: 1 September 2018)
The once strikingly vivid colours of a rose have now been replaced with the most magnificent earthy and harmonious tones, simulating the interplay between death and rebirth. The season of Autumn really strikes a chord when I think about the process of life through death, and has never felt so important within my research.
Washington, R. (2012) Tree-watching in Winter: Decomposing Leaves. Available at: https://rosemarywashington.wordpress.com/tag/decomposition/ (Accessed: 1 September 2018)
This word evokes the memory of something that once was but does not necessarily mean that it is less beautiful, rather it has evolved. Again, I keep coming back to the same palette of colours, namely golds, browns, blacks, blues, and green; colours traditional in ancient Egyptian culture.
TO BE CONTINUED……..