An Ode to Sea

Aiwen Wang-Huddleston

"Ode to Sea" is a collective story-telling book sculpture that represents the relationships between individuals and their community.

With different pages created by different members of ITP, the book invites readers to experience collective impressions in various ways. The pages are made of blue and semi-translucent materials that layer the contents into a visual palimpsest. Touching a page triggers sounds and when pressed together, sounds are heard from pages below. Lastly, the magnetic binding represents how individuals can be bound together and shifted apart in recombinatory ways.