Isamu Noguchi, Magic Ring, 1970. Persian travertine ground sculpture.
On View   Original Collection

Magic Ring

Persian travertine
There are many ways in which elements may add up to become something more than the sum of their parts. The actuality of tension may be superseded by its implication. Here gravity became the glue, the ring a containment, something magic. Merlin drew it in sand.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.