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”

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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.

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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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