The Shaker logo distorted
The Shaker logo undistorted
General view with shaker and projection
When no one sees the shaker, the trees are bare, when the shaker is 'seen' the leaves and nuts shake and fall
Detail of Shaker
The shaker with visitors seeing it undistorted
The undistorted Shaker with its 'shadow' behind
The 'shadow' of the Shaker painted on the wall behind
The still projection
The active projection, when someone is seeing the Shaker undistorted
Models of the Shaker
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