Green Essence
On View   Original Collection

Green Essence

Aluminum, Serpentinite
Serpentine is a tough and fibrous marble. Its vigor shows because of this—as found in the accidents of its being and its making. Its history remains in the drill holes, nature, skin. We participate in the rawness left alone. This is an early precursor of much of my later work where I attempt to respect nature, adding only my own rawness.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.