“The Pool” is the latest oil painting by our good friend David Normal, an animator and surrealist painter based in San Francisco.
David describes his inspiration behind the painting:
This is my newest painting “The Pool”. I had the initial idea for it when I went out with some friends to see a turtle derby in Los Angeles in the summer of 2005. Perhaps the large rectangular ring set up as a racing rink for turtles suggested the cubic bath central to the composition. I’m not sure. Besides – I never saw any racing turtles – the atmosphere of the club was unbearable – a college frat scene pick up joint – so I just hid in a corner since I didn’t like it. I amused myself by making the preliminary sketch for this painting. Since that time I have worked on the painting off and on until finally I have completed it – three and a half years later.
See Previously: The Bicycle Ride, A Tribute To Albert Hofmann by David Normal