Maybe if my [work] induces you to meditate it is because in point of fact I want to represent the world, not like a figurative painter does, rather by producing an impact, a simultaneous impression of many things at the same time. Every day I look up at the sky to capture the colour of the day with an anxiety to achieve a synthesis between cultural world, natural world and personal world. Starting out with geometry, which is in fact our mental world, that of architecture, of mathematics, I want to structure the world, to resolve the difference between the geometric world and the cultural world, in perfect communion.
Sean Scully, cited in Maria Lluïsa Borràs, ‘Sean Scully: Immensely human’,
Sean Scully (exhibition catalogue), Barcelona: Galeria Carles Taché, 2003, n.p.