Adam John Cullen
Master of Fine Art
My practice stems from a personal narrative, with works referencing places, people and events. My research project, murmur, draws from multiple narratives at once, which have been broken down, blended and reconstructed. This act reflects my process of sculptural production; I collect, sort, arrange and rearrange various objects and materials found on a daily basis. These newly ordered materials are chosen for sentimental reasons and familial association: gifts from friends, heirlooms and souvenirs. Predominantly through casting processes, I incorporate these collected materials with studio trials and fragments of past works. Cast forms are then chipped away, eroded, cast and recast over and over again, pausing momentarily in the context of an exhibition, only to go on and be reformed and reimagined.