Like the Sea
2014

The series title is excerpted from an aphorism in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), which states:

"Love is lak de sea. It's uh movin' thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it's different with every shore."

The subjects of the series are of Ojih Odutola’s two younger brothers, surrounded by tapestries emblematic of the various locales their family has lived. These sites and the memories associated are interwoven into the love shared there.