Donal Molloy-Drum

The vast space of the Wimmera region – with its sharpness of light, shadow and silhouette – is an ongoing inspiration for Donal Molloy-Drum’s sculptural work.

Concerned with traditional aspects of form, volume and balance, Donal fabricates stainless steel with layers of plywood veneer, found wood and shaped plaster. His focus is on letting these simple shapes command the space they find themselves in.

Donal selects found sources, such as a knot in a tree, a stone, a shadow, a shed window or doorway, pushing these familiar objects into new organic shapes with an existence and life of their own.

As with the delicate balance of nature, the structure and the materials used in Donal’s sculptures reflect both strength and vulnerability, beauty and fragility.