Narcissi in Shamrock

My paintings of daffodils features on the cover of Peter Mulholland’s new book “Love’s Betrayal: The Decline of Catholicism and Rise of New Religions in Ireland”. Published by Peter Lang: https://www.peterlang.com/view/9781788744324/xhtml/fm_copyright.xhtml

Love’s Betrayal: The Decline of Catholicism and Rise of New Religions in Ireland. By Peter Mulholland.

I did a few paintings before this one suited Peter’s ideas for the cover, in his words “The 432 daffodils refer to the year that St Patrick is said to have come to Christianise Ireland and the  cumulative development of the narcissism that led to the Church being brought to its knees by the scandal of child abuse while the shamrock in the foreground also allude to St Patrick and the doctrine of the holy trinity which is discussed in the book”.