My husband and I went to Las Vegas for a homebuilder’s convention in the early 1990’s.  This was before the boom years, so the accommodations were nostalgically super-kitschy.  We stayed at the Golden Nugget.  Please.  If my memory serves me correctly, the headliner show featured Don Rickles.  ‘Nuf said.

One of the most surprising things about the place was that the hotel room was wallpapered in the most obnoxious green, brown, and orange stripes.  It reminded me of Braniff airlines.  I was also struck by the fact that the casino itself had no windows.  I’m pretty dense when it comes to picking up on the subliminal.  Now I understand that the whole point is to drive you OUT of your room and keep you at the betting tables.  Without windows you lose all sense of time.  Duh.

Photographer Norman Lerner manipulates as well, but in many of his works, windows are the main attraction.

Gallery Representation: The Arts Company