Isamu Noguchi, Ding Dong Bat, 1968. White statuary marble and pink Portuguese marble.
On View   Original Collection

Ding Dong Bat

1968
Stone
The tensile strength given to the compressive strength of stone is well exemplified in this horizontal use of post-tensioning. A stainless-steel rod runs through a loose hole with the ends tightened to give continuous pressure.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.