I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert ... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works ye mighty and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
—"Ozymandias," Percy Bysshe Shelley
The futuristic version of Ozymandias came from a plastic kit that was airbrushed and weathered, and the little people who upon it were originally metal Dungeons & Dragons figures. The scenery was made from Woodland Scenics foam, twigs, rocks, and soil all held together with diluted matte medium.>
Other views: (a) from in front of the monument; (a) from behind the monument [GPL].