Spirits Walking in Darkness

Spirits Walking in Darkness



This series embraces the well-worn plot and character tropes that permeate early twentieth century comic books and uses them to comment on issues within the current political and cultural discourse.

The "Explorers", the astronauts who manifest in many of these works, are intended to serve as a narrative device similar to the characters Dante and Virgil in Inferno, though they differ in the fact that they are deliberately depicted without reference to race or gender.

Just as with Inferno, this exhibition chronicles the journey through an allegorical hellscape - though the characters and terrains are distinctly more American.