Nantuckets Class of 71 by Davis Morton

NANTUCKETS: CLASS OF '71 / 1996 / oil on canvas / 30" x 40"  SOLD... Read a painting comment below...

      Michael Stokes was an experienced downtown bartender who worked at Nantucket’s Landing in Bethesda, Maryland. In the early 1970’s, he had been a basketball superstar at George Washington University. By all accounts, Mike had been a “pure shooter,” and leaning against the bar behind him is a photograph of Mike making that kind shot. But before Mike's heyday, all of these old high school friends had graduated in the “Class of ’71.”
     Now, in the kind of quiet moment only old friends can have, they are looking  in the other direction. They all still recognize each other, as being the same people they have always been. But none of them back in ‘71 could have imagined they would also turn into the people they have become. Back then, such a thing didn't seem real. But now, in the direction they are looking, this pattern of remaining the same person, but becoming someone else, will undoubtedly be repeated.