Yi Hu

The Wave

Class of: 2027

Major: Interior Design BFA

Medium: Art Installation; Plywood

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: Create a 3D object or artifact that showcases their connection to their identified community, personal beliefs, or personality. The item may be a sculpture or a functional object/tool and should express their feelings of belonging to a particular community of their choosing.

The idea behind my work is to show the deep relationship people here have with the sea. They don’t just live by it—they live with it. It’s in their work, their beliefs, and their traditions. As I’ve gotten older, this bond has grown more clear and meaningful to me. The ocean is a place full of wonder, and I’m always amazed by the beauty and diversity of life under its surface. My interest in this connection was sparked further by an ancient poem about fishermen that really speaks to the life and the undulations of the sea. So, I wanted to make a piece that reflected the poem and the life of my coastal community.