Jack _____ is an ongoing drawing project I began while in residence at Akron Soul Train. Jack Kerouac described On the Road as “the story of two Catholic buddies roaming the country in search of God.” I read On the Road for the first time in college, and revisited the book a few years ago. The last time I picked it up was on my way to California, which ended up being the trip where I met my future wife. The beginning of our relationship was initiated through searches conducted online. While Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty used a car to travel across the country, I frequently use a search engine as a vehicle to move through the world. For Kerouac, the road afforded freedom. It was not an abstraction, but a way of being in the world that is different from viewing it on a screen.
L-R: Jack London, Jack Nicholson, Telephone Jack, Jack Kerouac, Jack Kennedy, Jack Kevorkian, Jack in the Box, Jack Nicklaus, Monterey Jack, Jack Salmon, Jack Skellington, Jack County, Texas, Jack Ma, Jack of all Trades, Jack Johnson