“Jumbler” is a rotating plaster bowl which tumbles an assortment of glass marbles. The motorized bowl spins back and forth in a steady rhythm, slowly disintegrating into dust as the marbles roll and bounce. The sound is a gentle susurration as the mass of marbles accelerate and decelerate across the plaster surface.

The machine showed in 2021 from September 11 to November 21 as part of This Sacred Thing at SPACE gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.


This project was supported in part by funding from the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier.

logo for The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry