“Because John uses the stationery provided by his hosts, completed drawings become both letters to himself and pages in a work/travel journal.”
“His viewers are like the hotel’s next guest who discovers a King drawing on his room’s blotter. He’s checked into a world of images, familiar in their elements but as mysterious or enlightening as his imagination’s ability to read and respond to what he sees.”
Excerpts from Checking in at the Hotel King, 2008
William Corbett (1942 – 2018)
Begun in 1995, the hotel drawings are an ongoing series of over 200 works.