It was the first time the exhibition was held in London, and although it was only for a week, it is a precious memory. The size of the sculpture was limited by the distance from London to the campus, and it had to be portable enough to be carried on the train. This led to a number of different shapes being tried and finally a sculpture that could be dismantled but was still large enough to be carried.
Hold on is a very positive thing to say as if you are being encouraged by friends or family members. It can help you get out of a desperate slump or negative mood. But what this work is trying to convey is the exact opposite, a desire to pull you into the dark abyss. The white hand looks friendly that reaches out from the darkness and makes you want to hold it.