I Can’t Hear The Ocean
36″ × 21″ × 5″
graphite pencil, seashells, sea salt, medical tape, yardstick, drywall, and sponges
I Can’t Hear The Ocean functions as both a non-functional shelf and metaphorical scale. A yardstick, drywall, sponges, medical tape, sea shells and sea salt are assembled into a sculpture rooted in the artists desire to at all times live near the sea—yet never actually hear it. The title directly refers to ideas of mortality, memory, and an implied purposeful failure.