Jun 7, 2012
As an artist, one develops strange habits and hobbies. About 25 years ago for some unknown reason I started to collect tomato cans. I thought the artwork on them was beautiful. My collection started to grow at an alarming rate. Each one had to be different and unique. As I traveled the world, I would scour supermarkets and specialty stores seeing what their imported tomato cans were like. Over time it has grown to hundreds. They are all empty because I used the tomatoes for sauce. Also over time the cans would explode from the gas inside. Plus my collection would be too heavy. About 6 years ago before Yun and I moved to Brooklyn, I had build a huge frame that they were displayed in. It was an incredible piece of art. Since Brooklyn, they have put put away in boxes. In that period the collection has grown quite a bit. At some point I need to drag them out and build the ultimate frame to display them in. It will blow people's mind. Especially my own.