Shaker, a magical yet seldom seen machine used for nut harvesting becomes a sculptural form filling the gallery. As visitors walk through the space, the sculpture/machine is at first unrecognizable, perversely distorted through digital manipulation. Yet, from one singular vantage point the piece pulls into focus. In this spot, perception and function collapse as the shaker defies its grand scale to crack a single nut.

California State University, Chico, 2016.
Photography by Luke Christiansen



The Shaker