I made this piece to honor the relationship we have with these creatures and to encourage the students to feed the squirrels healthier stuff. Nut Job is carved Styrofoam covered with sunflower seeds, peanuts, hazelnuts, and corn.
I obtained permission to place Nut Job in the courtyard of the Fine Arts building. Lots of people and squirrels cross paths there. My hope was to document the squirrels consuming the sculpture's surface and create a time-based piece in the process. No luck. Too many people and not enough squirrels. After graduation I might put Nut Job out in a park somewhere and finally be able to witness it's slow demise.