August 1, 2012

These Hot Zombies Are Really Into Each Other

And when I say "into each other," I REALLY mean into each other.

This intimate portrait of two zombie lovers by artist unknown is a portrait of contrasts. Attractive, youthful vitality meets the corrupt decay of the flesh we carnally crave. Although we lust for the bodies of others and objectify those bodies into fetishized parts, what are these parts -- a nice chest, shapely arms, smooth skin, moist lips -- but really nothing more than external lumps of matter bound to decay? As Shakespeare notes in Hamlet, "Your worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all / creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots."

But these zombies show us something far more tender than carnality. Notice how they embrace eachother's literal insides. A hand on the ribs and a hand clutched to the spine. I'd hesitate to call this work an example of zombie sexploitation, but once you look past the obvious shock factor of seeing two naked, decayed bodies, there's a reminder here that what we merely lust for is in fact nothing but ripening food for worms.

Gives new meaning to the phrase, "I'm really into you."

(are you or do you know the artist of his image? Let us know so we can give credit!)