Slides of My Trip to Hell
Originally conceived as a room in Hades Haunted House, I developed the material further, and wrote a play called Slides of My Trip to Hell, based on Dante’s Inferno. The premise of the one-man show was that Dante was in his basement, showing the slides from his journey through the underworld. I painted over a hundred paintings, that I later turned into slides, based on images from the book.
Dagon is a friend of mine from the Haunted House days, and also, I might add, a self proclaimed Vampire. He published a few of the pictures and some of the text from the show, on his fairly goth, bloodsucking, and generally horrific site.
By the way, here’s my favorite passage from Dante, and one of my favorite passages from dang near anything:
I am the way into the city of woe.
I am the way to a forsaken people.
I am the way to eternal sorrow.
Sacred justice moved my architect,
I was raised here by devine omnipotence,
Primordial love and ultimate intellect.
Only those elements which time cannot wear
were made before me,
and beyond time I stand.