• Becky Fifield

Road Trip: Bad Art in Motels



Art from a $36/night motel in Ft Wayne, IN. The picture is blurry because I had to get out of there.


Motel operator horror vacui must compel the profession to fill that spot above the bed. There is always something in that spot, part of the formula in creating the home away from home. I assume it’s part of the hotelier creed, and that there is a tabbed section in their catalogs  with preframed prints to slap on the walls. Instant ambiance.

A sampling  of the mass-produced floral and landscape art meant to evoke a vague sense of place, found in motels of the Midwest.


$79/night gets you some partridge. Wooster OH Best Western, 2005.


#WoosterOhio #motel #roadtrips #LincolnHighway #FtWayneIndiana #GenevaIllinois

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