Moved by Eugene Smith’s photos and a devotion for wheat pasting, doctor James “Chip” Thomas has a second identity as Jetsonorama and since 2009 he has been pasting large prints of his pictures taken in the Navajo reservation in Arizona (USA). The aim is to establish interactions with a traditional, indigenous community without knowledge of street art and even a word to define it, and interactions between travelers and the desert’s residents, challenging sterotypes and fostering local economy. In 2012 he started The Painted Desert Project, inviting street artists from all over the world to experiment their creativity and to dialogue with the social and natural environment.
Artist George Pfau draws from impressionism and pointillism to create paintings of scenes from zombie movies. And, like the undead menace at the beginning of the movies who appear nothing more than feral humans, the zombies only just emerge from the landscapes.