Jim Huntington was commissioned by Henry Segerstrom in 1981 to create Night Shift, an irregular-shaped stone and metal sculpture. For this piece, Huntington selected a huge piece of Sierra white granite and chiseled it to 9 feet long by 10 feet wide.
Night Shift, which weighs approximately 30 tons, is made from granite quarried near Fresno, California. The stone element in the sculpture intensifies the natural setting of Town Center Park, as the stainless-steel plate mimics the hard concrete and metal in the buildings that surround the park.
Although the rugged granite and stainless steel form of Night Shift breaks the smooth contours of the gently rolling parkland, it echoes familiar natural elements. The sculpture causes visitors to pause and wonder about how it got there and to what degree art has merged with nature.