Zombie Kitsch: Sculptures by Jessica Harrison

Zombie Kitsch: Sculptures by Jessica Harrison

Sarah Rainwater
Nov 15, 2010

Lately my weeks have consisted of sitting around in nail-biting anticipation of the next episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, so call it zombie fever, but I'm a little bit in love with these gruesome figurines by sculptor Jessica Harrison — who hasn't wanted to mutilate a kitschy collectible at one time or another?

Dark as they are, there's an overt humor to the sculptures that makes them almost, well, charming — though Franklin Mint they are most certainly not. In fact, as Harrison describes her work, they aren't necessarily meant to be victims of a bloody massacre:

The things I make are a complex description of simultaneous unmaking and making, deconstructing an object or a body before putting it back together again – this could be interpreted as a violent process, but is often a very delicate and fragile one, a process of transplantation rather than dislocation.

To see more of Jessica Harrison's work, visit her site: Jessica Harrison.

Images: Jessica Harrison

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