Isamu Noguchi, Bivalve, 1969. Italian black marble and red Alicante marble sculpture.


Italian black marble, Red Alicante marble
I started combining various marbles and colors. No, I merely re-collected. Or more truly, I became interested in post-tensioning, the drilling and binding of various stones in tension. But then why not all the same color? We are back with Tuscan churches and layers of colored marble.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.