In the early 1960's Norman’s oil paintings were about big theological ideas.
The Gardener, 1961. A phallic image of God.
Mystery, Babylon the Great. Mother of all Harlots and the Abominations of the Earth. 1962.
"And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wildemess: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast,
Later in the decade, like his watercolors, Norman's oil paintings followed a minimalist style.
Morning Walk (Childhood) 1968.
Sea Painting, 1965.
full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, have been made drunk with MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." (Rev. 17:1-6).