Hopper’s Hotel Room

Hopper Hotel Room 2

Earlier this year, Jim an I visited the museum of art in Indianapolis and enjoyed an impressive exhibition that explored Hopper’s relationship to hotel rooms, both in his personal and professional life.

While walking through gallery upon gallery of hopper paintings, we discovered this hotel room had been set up inside of the museum to look mimic a hopper painting. For a photographer, this was a dream opportunity to capture color, light, and shadow! So…I did.

Hopper Hotel Room 1

I do love a good Hopper painting. His ability to simplify color and light is amazing. However, to see a hopper painting come to life adds new dimensions to the experience.

I hope you enjoyed the images and one of my rare excursions into color.

Have a wonderful day folks.




Saturday, my friend Jim and I visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see an exhibit of concept cars from the 1930s on up. While there, we wandered through many of the galleries, including this gallery that contained a wonderful sound installation.

Each of the speakers hanging from the ceiling had a different voice. Each voice whispered in what turned out not to be English. The impression that you were given was that of hearing hundreds of voices whispering at one time. To enjoy the experience, I began by sitting on one of the benches in the center of the room and then stood and wandered between speakers to hear the individual voices.

This is the second memorable sound installation that we've had the pleasure to visit in the last couple of months. I am beginning to find, that sound installations can be every bit as enjoyable as more traditional forms of art. I have always been a fan of music, but these installations are an entirely different kind of audio wonder.