For Patrick it is a lively dialogue offering advice to be heeded. The
recognition of some of the time honored taboos. A gift, a comfort or caution.
To write a literal transcription of his 'proverbs' is as illusive as
catching a dove by the tail feathers. These gestures to peaceful coexistence
are rich in association and sentiment that do not translate quickly into
words. Within the black frame work all is animated: the figures emphatically
engrossed in the 'plot', the 'sympathetic analogy' of the action radiating
to the immediate surroundings. The little huts seem to 'gasp', trees cluster,
strain and reach, roads journey through the landscape. Some of the works
are humorous, some desperately tragic.
The economic use of line and simplicity of form conveys the message succinctly.
Naïve Art is a rare disclosure. Patrick's work is naïve in the
best sense - he has the perception to strike a chord in everyman.