I was struck by the poetic sadness of the death of Patrick Scott yesterday on the eve of the opening of his retrospective at IMMA. It seemed as though he bowed out having seen through the completion of this major celebration of his life’s work. Patrick was a god-like figure in the Irish cultural world, and he left his creative stamp on many aspects of everyday life – from the orange and black seat covers on the old CIE trains to the unexpected beauty of Busaras’s mosaics.
Pat was also a towering figure in the visual art world and his influence on younger generations of artists is enormous. I was lucky enough to meet Pat a number of years ago and was overwhelmed when he told me that he loved what we do at The Model.
A number of beautiful examples of Pat’s work are held in our collection, my favorite of which is “Bog Sun, 1959”