Morning Coffee with Dave & Jack Kerouac

Time changes things. Like the fruit stand that turns into a filling station. But the footprints and signs from the past are everywhere.

Voice of Jack Nicholson narrating the film “The Two Jakes”


Morning Kerouac Reading and Collage Planning

The great escape into the Oklahoma wilderness still abides with my spirit, though I have returned to the joyless suburbs of the metroplex. This morning, as I resumed my reading of Kerouac’s Visions of Cody, I could see in my mind’s eye the vanishing America that is painted so ably in Kerouac’s prose. I drove through vestiges of these small towns while returning from Oklahoma day before yesterday, and they called up the memory of Jack Nicholson’s narration posted above. I have named my company Recollections 54 because of my birth year and the things I saw as a small boy in the Midwest that are disappearing from our landscape, though not from our memories.

I am thinking about a new series of art projects to pursue during this holiday season that will continue this Recollections 54 theme. The Kerouac collages are a part of that picture, and the more I read from his works, the more the ideas percolate.


Fort Worth Santa Fe Depot painting finally went home yesterday

Yesterday, I finally delivered the above painting to the gentleman who commissioned it back in April. I worked on it during the summer, and finished it just about the time school began in the fall. But I was just as busy traveling as the new owner was, and finally we managed to get together yesterday. He expressed great pride in the piece, and I felt it as well. It was an honor working on it. I now have limited edition prints available, measuring 24 x 17″ and priced at $100.

Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to remember.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

2 Responses to “Morning Coffee with Dave & Jack Kerouac”

  1. diannmeynor Says:

    Beautiful Painting David! You are a Very Gifted and Talented Artist. Your work inspires me! Thank You always for sharing your Inspirations and Creations with us.


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