91 Hotel Rooms, 2007

In the early 1980s while traveling in Europe and Africa I recorded on slide film images of the rooms I stayed in and listed the details. Twenty years later I used these images and began to create a series called 91 Hotel Rooms. They were gouache paintings on paper, laid over pages of wallpaper from sample books and presented in box frames to suggest a sense of the room as container. I was thinking about all the people who would have stayed and dreamed in these one and two star rooms.