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To Hear an Ocean in a Whisper (2013). 7’x7’x6’. Data, wood, reed, rope, paper. Image courtesy of the artist. To Hear an Ocean in a Whisper explores biological, meteorological, and physical processes that are the foundation of the rich marine life and diversity found at Georges Bank in the Gulf of Maine. This is a collaborative project with Jonathan Fincke, that is part of the Synergy Program, an experiment in art/science communication, in which visual artists have been paired with ocean scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to render complex scientific concepts accessible to the public through art. Jonathan Fincke is an acoustic engineer and oceanographer who uses sound to study the biological processes in the water column of Georges Banks. The show is currently