Isamu Noguchi, Behind Inner Seeking Shiva Dancing, 1975–81. Basalt sculpture installed in the Noguchi...
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Behind Inner Seeking Shiva Dancing

1975 - 1981
The large section removed from the back of the 1974 sculpture called The Great Rock of Inner Seeking, now in the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, remained waiting. Two years later I was able to start and eight more to finally conclude what was for me an intense dialogue with the possibilities of stone. Rising out of destruction came the dance of Shiva.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.