Rattling Footsteps was a collaboration made with electrical engineer and photographer, Quin Hulamm. A microphone was aimed toward the ground, which was connected to a subwoofer that was mounted, facedown, on top of the fabric, from which the threads and needles were hung from. At the floor of the piece, the needles rested on a thin sheet of aluminum. The microphone picked up footsteps of viewers passing by. The sound of footsteps reverberated from the subwoofer and the sound wave vibrations were carried down the threads and onto the needles. The needles danced on top of the sheet of aluminum, creating a therapeutic rain-like rattle. Our goal was to convert a humdrum and mundane action and noise into an awe-inspiring experience in order to remind the viewers that spirituality can be created from any aspect of everyday life.