Lunar Infant

Lunar Infant

1944
Electric components, Magnesite, Wood
My use of magnesite comes from the experience in 1938 of making a fountain of that material for the Ford Motor Company at the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair. Using this material, I invented “Lunars” as an attempt at a new art form, which included self-illuminating light. Lunar Infant was probably my most successful. It is from this that my later research in light takes off.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.