‘I’m very interested in the way something can be manifested differently according to its physical nature, according to the technique with which it’s rendered. I think that has a profound effect on the image, and what the image means. The pastels, those big pastels that I make, are very monumental’
(S. Scully, quoted in N. Rifkin, ‘Interview with Sean Scully’, in Sean Scully: Twenty years 1976-1995, exh. cat., High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1995, p. 79).