Quanta: Celtic Spirit Catcher

Title: Quanta: Celtic Spirit Catcher
Date Creation: 2000
Location: 6801 Gaylord Parkway – Exterior TSG

“My sculpture is created from field notation drawings, watercolors, and poetry made on camping trips to the four corner area of the western states in the U.S.A. The magical rock formations, canyons, and spacial high desert lightscapes inspired these compositions. My Celtic and Native American ancestor spirits are echoed in the drawings and ceramic tile designs of the cement colored surfaces. The upliftying winged spirit forms reference the earth spirits and geomantic forces that keep nature cycles alive. These totemic artworks connect the land and sky; as well as, the hand and the heart, mind and spirit and long lastly our collective imagination.” - David McCullough, Artist

About the Artist

David McCullough lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He received a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO with further studies at the University of Michigan, the California Institute of the Arts, and North Texas State University.

Recent exhibitions include the Rocky Mountain College of the Arts in Boulder, CO; Select Art Gallery in Sedona, AZ; Wm Campbell Contemporary Art in Fort Worth, TX and the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, TX. He received the Artist in Residence Grant from the Prahan Institute, Victoria College in Melbourne, Australia, a residency that greatly influenced his work.

He was also awarded the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Award, and a Texas Endowment for the Arts Grant from the Tyler Museum of Art. His work is in many private and public collections including the Indianapolis Museum of Fine Art in Indiana; the Solyn Museum in Omaha, NE; American Airlines, Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, NY; Sony Corporation in Oak Ridge, NJ, and Pepsico in Dallas, TX.