London Tsai
The manifold possibilities of the infinite deep

aluminum and plywood
17 x 40 x 24 in

I've always thought of objects as holders of memory albeit often inscrutable ones. Although each sculpture holds within it the memory of its coming into shape/form/being, this particular one seems to underscore this notion. This piece took a long time to make and I had to fight it all the way. In a way, it's the work that taught me to really shape aluminum sheet and weld it with oxy-acetylene.

In the two years that I worked on it, it had many names. My son and I still refer to it by its original name, "the banana phone." My wife and I call it the "cucumber" and the reason for this is that during the time I was working on it, I began to scuba dive and was taken by the fascinating shapes of underwater creatures.