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52 hertz
52 hertz
handmade clamshell box, glass jar, xerox transfer on linen
3.88 x 4 x 4 inches

52 hertz is an exploration of communication. scientists have identified a single whale in the pacific ocean that calls at the frequency of 52 hertz. no other whales are known to vocalize at this frequency and scientists have been unable to determine its species. it is known as the world’s loneliest whale.
i made a sound wave recording of the 52 hertz whale’s vocalization and transferred that image onto linen. the linen is presented as a scroll, stored in a glass jar, housed in a clamshell box.