Printed PLA plastic, bearings, piezo elements, LEDs
A sculptural reimagining of a traditional gourd instrument with the addition of human generated light. As this rattle is shaken, small bearings impact piezo elements which convert the vibrations to electricity that powers leds. The light is diffused by the translucent printed plastic. The Shekere is a indirect percussive instrument, informed by historical shekeres made from gourds, string, and beads.