Who knew eBay was such a repository of avant garde art criticism? Steven (known to previous fine art collectors, or, bidders, whatever as an "A+++ Ebayer") writes about his, erm, nut:
I don't know why I stopped at this particular cashew as I was eating my Trader Joe's sweet, savory & tart trail mix, but as an artist the unexplainable happens often. My body is a vessel of creation and expression in tune with everything around me, including what you would see as "just another cashew"
No, something about the shape of this particular cashew reflects the shape of our society. As the artist, I have split and re-glued the cashew as an expression of the "cracks" that have been "glued" in modern life. It is a complete work of art in every way. Famed art critic Richard Barokavov had this to say about the piece:
"Steven's 'Trader Joe's Cashew #4' is such a complete and absolute brutally dissecting view of the industrial conflict between capitalism and modernism that is is hard for even the most verbose of critics to add too. Regardless of Steven's relation to me as a colleague and studiomate, the intense complexity I feel for this work is also complete and absolute."
Again, I don't expect most to fully understand the complexity of the form but as you can see it is quite powerful.