Lunar light sculpture in white magnesite, suspended from a ceiling

Floating Lunar

1945
Electric components, Magnesite
I thought of a luminous object as a source of delight in itself—like fire it attracts and protects us from the beasts of the night.

— Isamu Noguchi, Isamu Noguchi: A Sculptor’s World (New York: Harper & Row, 1968)
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.