Those Damned Sailboat Paintings|
Posted May 2, 2013 - 14:35:00
A collection of appearances of "sailboat paintings" in UnCONventional.
I don't tag those, so I had to actually go looking... so at least pretend to be impressed.
So one one of my favorite visual shorthands for "hotel room" in UnCONventional
is to put a bad painting on the wall. I've stayed in a lot of hotels over the years, and I've seen a lot of bad hotel art. My picture of choice for the backgrounds is, as depicted above, some sort of sailboat. They're easy to draw in a few lines, and it's sort of a universal cliche.
I mean I thought it was..
Here's the problem - scanning my memory, I can't actually remember
seeing a sailboat painting in a hotel room. It made me question if I had ever seen one in the first place. Maybe this is some cliche I'd gotten from movies or television, which are written by people living on the coasts. Maybe its prevalent there, and I'm just not seeing it at all. In any case, I have no actual memory of seeing one in a midwestern hotel.
Yet I continue to draw them in the background.
So here's my challenge - if you have a photo of a sailboat painting in a hotel room, for the love of god, share it with me.
Just to prove that I'm not crazy or something.