A Different Kind of Zombie

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So I decided to dig up some of my old pictures and found one by the artist named Zombie.

Sorry to disappoint, but this post has nothing to do with the recent story about a man eating someone’s face off – or the subsequent jokes/fears that this equals the beginning of a zombie apocalypse.

I’m talking about a street artist who’s known for an image called ‘Future Jesus’ and whose name doesn’t come from the classic idea of a zombie. The artist doesn’t have passionate feelings about his moniker but attributes it to the feeling he gets roaming the streets at night posting up his art.

I ran into this piece during the daylight – and free from any flesh-eating creatures – and fell in love with it right away.

Despite the buzz being about his Jesus figure, I love this chick. She just popped into my line of vision as I rounded the corner. I love the details of her hair and shirt and I realized some of it was coming off the wall. It was one of the first times I encountered a paper-based piece on the street and out of curiosity I touched an edge that was coming off. The paper was pretty thick and also really dirty from being on the wall – something I found fascinating instead of gross. Who knows how the long the piece was there – or if it’s still there today – but one night someone came out here and put it up for everyone to see.

Thus, I conclude that Zombie and his street art counterparts are the best version of the zombie figure out there. And lucky for us, it doesn’t equal an upcoming apocalypse.

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