Gregory John McIlvaine
Jimmie Rodgers in Space
12"x18" Acrylic on Board 2002
Private Collection, Los Feliz CA
Here's a picture of the singing brakeman, the father of country music, Jimmie Rodgers posing with an astronaut on the moon. Rodgers served as a myth-maker for hobos and rail riders during the glory days of the locomotive and is a personal favorite of mine. I thought it would be fun to put him in a position to make new myths about space exploration.