Where Are The Dead? further explores the artist's interest in our attempts to gain visible or tangible proof. Where Are The Dead? pursues this quest for answers; in giving none, the question is thrown back at the viewer.
The neon takes as its form the title of the 1928 book Where Are The Dead? Published by London, Cassell and Company, Ltd. Where are the Dead?, presents a collection of essays written in response to a letter published in the Daily News in which a correspondent asks for answers to the question of life after death:
"there is no question of greater import to every human being - no question so profound or more difficult to answer. And yet of all the
problems which Life offers it is the one we would wish to solve." - A. J. C., Daily News.
In response, those considered amongst the greatest thinkers of the day were asked to give their views as to the destination of the dead. The essays by leading writers, scientists, churchmen and spiritualists; Arthur Conan Doyle, Julian Huxley, Oliver Lodge, Arthur Keith, G K Chesterton, Hillaire Belloc, et al., propose a range of points of view on the subject.