Paul Gavin, Ink & watercolor, 1996
Lifeguard Tower Zero
The lifeguard towers on most piers are unique and singularly recognizable as "that" tower on "that" pier. So it is with the shape, construction and color of Tower Zero on the San Clemente Pier.
My wife Kimberleigh and I had used the image graphically for a number of applications including our own San Clemente screen-printed and embroidered goods. For a long time I had wanted to paint it — and finally did.