“The poor words with which natural human speech is provided cannot suffice to describe the Madonna Inn.” (Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality.)
The Madonna Inn is a pilgrimage for the imagination, a mental Mecca for California artists and retirees alike. Its opulent wonders suggest that our immediate realities are tentative, at best: between the walls of each compartmentalized theme room, fantasy and reality reconcile and cease to exist as contradictory states. For this reason, M.O.B. holds their annual strategic planning meetings here.
Printed and exhibited at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte in 2002, at Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery in San Francisco in 2003, and San Jose Museum of Art in 2013.