I used the mystery box itself for the structure of my piece. I used the mannequin and clay to create the mermaid. The hook she is sitting on is from the thread and wire. The the coral stand she is on is from the styrofoam rod and bits of the novelty foam Van Gogh ear as well as the packing peanuts. The various coral structures in the background are from the sea sponge, novelty foam ear, plastic egg, and packing peanuts.
My dad always filled me with stories of scuba diving one day growing up which made me wish I could be underwater forever just like a mermaid.