Cullinane's 9-foot drawings of children at play are made on-site
by hand-pushing thousands of steel tacks into the wall.
His images are culled from old rulebooks and blown-up to
gargantuan proportions. Defined by bold, jittery contours, the regimented
activities of kids are literally pinned to the wall under the auspices
of good clean fun. Cullinane pricks the framework of memory in these
menacing and oddly nostalgic drawings.
Beneath their surface lies the suggestion that play, (like
work) can be a condition of oppressive force rather than an expression of freewill.