About this artwork

While driving home after school one day my teenage son and I were talking about the odd things we think people do. We passed by a tanning salon and he asked me why someone would pay money to lay on a bed of light bulbs to tan when sunlight is free outdoors. Vanity is big business. My brain conjured up the absurd image of an alligator sunning itself on a tanning bed. It reminded me a little of the old 1990s Lubriderm commercial for lotion that used a crocodile as the symbol of dry skin. Sometimes ideas come fully formed in a flash. This was one of those pleasant surprises. Recently this painting was awarded an Honorable Mention in the TASIMJE art competition.

Planet Tan

Painting
Oil on Canvas
121 x 76 x 3 cm
€2,400
Ships in a cardboard box and ready to hang from United States. Credit card, bank transfer and PayPal accepted.

About this artwork

While driving home after school one day my teenage son and I were talking about the odd things we think people do. We passed by a tanning salon and he asked me why someone would pay money to lay on a bed of light bulbs to tan when sunlight is free outdoors. Vanity is big business. My brain conjured up the absurd image of an alligator sunning itself on a tanning bed. It reminded me a little of the old 1990s Lubriderm commercial for lotion that used a crocodile as the symbol of dry skin. Sometimes ideas come fully formed in a flash. This was one of those pleasant surprises. Recently this painting was awarded an Honorable Mention in the TASIMJE art competition.

Planet Tan

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