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Manazuru stone
Carving follows the possibilities inherent to the stone. This collaboration is limited, but the other way is confrontation. What is required is a certain irrationality which a promising stone inhabits. Confrontation may lead to conquest, conquest over oneself, of course, not the stone. Art is more this than compromise: to override the inhibitions that bind.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.