Patrick Molloy: Artist, Designer & Educator

Title, “Brendan’s (The Navigator’s) Wave”   Inspired by author Tim Severin’s observations on wave sequences experienced and recounted in his book “The Brendan Voyage” Across the Atlantic in a leather boat. The third wave is the one!   My five-stroke wave motion is influenced by the energy engendered by Chinese Calligraphers in their deft, practiced, energetic brush strokes. The strokes and textures are rendered in oil paint on a pre-prepared A3 board (41cm X 60cm). The textured background represents the mental anguish, turmoil and solace experienced by the sailors.  

Price €450  

The mounted image is presented and framed by In The Frame, Main Street, Blackrock.  

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Oil on prepared board a study towards an image of "Brendan the Navigator's Wave #02"           415mm X 600mm (18" X 23.5"). Selected for upcoming online exhibition at

 “Winter Oak”  

In this project, I collaborated with Photographer Linda Plunkett to formulate and manifest a visual and physical expression of “Metamorphosis” as engaged in by the propagation, recycling and upcycling of trees.

In our piece, we present a late winter image of an Oak tree in an adaptation of a Japanese Shoji Screen as a piece of wall art.   The work is composed of a photographic image of an Oak Tree printed on Japanese Kozo paper, mounted on Hanhnemuhle paper, which in turn we mounted on a sheet of 5mm foam board.  

We present the image in an Oak frame in the style of a Japanese Shoji screen measuring 602mm high X 1032mm wide X 100mm deep constructed by cabinet-maker Liam McEvoy

In my"Terrestrial Series" and "Industrial Graffiti Series" I interrogate and interpret the optical and perspective effects of humankind and natures  intervention on the natural environment