Jay Hansen

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ZOMBIE COW GIRL

Born in the dark waters of Lake Superior, Jay Hansen describes himself as a “Slave to the traditional art of watercolors”. Jay’s project ‘Zombie Girls’ caught our attention, and he explained the reasoning behind it comes from a love of Halloween. ” There is no doubt in my mind that Halloween is everyone’s favorite holiday” he explains  “It gives people a chance to be creative, dress up, and to have month long MONSTER MASHES! Movies have always played a huge part in this holidays culture. You have slashers, madmen, demons, clowns; tons of fictional characters you were brought up to believe existed in a dream world. It shouldn’t be any surprise to anyone that my favorite has always been ZOMBIES. These reanimated corpses, to me, are the most realistic, supernatural creations that could possibly become a reality.”

A uncharted realm where beauty and the plague collide, imagination is a creation without cause.
Chaos is not feared, only fed upon.
And the impossibility of transformation is only the start of a future yet to be born.

– Jay Hansen

Jay’s zombies all have vastly different themes and settings. According to the “ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE”, there is a 1 in 35,000,000 chance that you would encounter a zombie in the polar caps, hence the creation of his ZOMBIE INUIT GIRL.

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ZOMBIE INUIT GIRL

The main inspiration for this concept was traditional myths and legends. Elders were the keepers of knowledge, and were kept dear to their tribe. When the elders outlived their usefulness, they would be asked to be put to death, preferably asking for it to be violent and painful to prepare themselves for the afterlife. A similar approach was taken for his piece, ZOMBIE GEISHA GIRL. Geishas are traditional, Japanese females who specialise in the art of music, and various dances. They are believed to possess a alternate reality known as, “The Flower and Willow World”, because of their subtlety, strength, and grace through their performing arts. Before the 18th century, these women were considered to be arousing entertainers. Wives would take on the roles of managing the household and being a mother to her children, while the men spent a good deal of time at “Pleasure Quarters”, where they where intimate with the now known geishas.

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ZOMBIE GEISHA GIRL

His  work is often inspired by characters, cultures and brands giving them a zombified spin. But our favourite has to be  SASSY LASSIE – the Scottish Zombie!

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SASSY LASSIE

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SOCIETY6:
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BIG CARTEL:
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