This painting was a product of several mediums I have little experience in. The idea came from watching a commercial for the Hollywood movie about Vermeer and studying zombification, The Philadelphia Zombie Crawl of 2006, and liquid latex. This was by far my most successful of the zombie series. Costume Jewelry combines the digital photographs taken from the Zombie Crawl and superimposing those wounds onto Vermeer's painting. I'm not sure how the final composition came to be, but learning the basics of horror make-up and Vermeer's color palette definitely guided me towards an excellently exhumed grave.