The works in this series are designed to set the mood and direct the flow of writing for a novel-in-progress, under the working title “The Rift”. This epic sci-fi/ fantasy is set partially in Milwaukee and partially in Upper Michigan and follows two groups of cosmic, time-traveling refugees from a distant moon. Leaving their home world together, the group becomes fractured because they are forced to take two separate ships when they flee. One group arrives at the Port of Milwaukee in 2002, under the cover of night while the other group appears in Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula fourteen years later in 2016.
The drawings are intended to draw upon themes of fractured time, collective amnesia, and cultural abandonment as experienced by the characters of the story. The settings are taken from Milwaukee as well as the copper mining ruins of Upper Michigan.