Columbia Hotel has been in the works for quite awhile. There are so many layers to this I have forgotten the number. The first layer began with paint and then random words cut from magazines were collaged....more paint and stenciling and ephemera. The photos were found amongst my father's belongings. I imagine either he or his mother and grandmother visited this town in California in the 20's and 30's.
I have imagined a story of the proprietress, Maude, having many scandalous stories to tell about the happenings at this hotel. Only the blackbirds know the truth now!