Franceska McCullough - Artist Statement
I'm fascinated by wood and how it can be manipulated to work as a reconstructed form using various tensions and patterns from nature and the universe. I'm very interested by how light filters through objects and the distortions of shadows. My intrigue continues with patterns in numbers and number sequences though I'm not in any way good at maths. I'm interested in the relationships between numbers and from this sacred geometry as I like to utilize significant numbers and equations to have a meaning or a basis in my sculptures. These fascinations expand to include a desire to visually document or capture what the universe means to me in terms of how our solar system visually tracks out across empty space and how it all relates to itself.
In creating these sculptures I am trying to convey the idea of macrocosm and microcosm in one breath. I use sound patterns to generate depth and content in my sculptures and collect sounds for this purpose. This activity taps into various forms of my synesthesia in which I primarily identify numbers, letters and symbols as specific colours and from this also identify sounds as colours which I apply to my number fascination and this process helps me create my sculptures.