Isamu Noguchi, Mother and Child, 1944–45. Onyx sculpture.

Mother and Child

1944 - 1945
Onyx
The carving of stone is a preoccupation of sculptors that links them to an old tradition. I always come back to this as the one sure honesty of sculpture. Other methods of working smack of device, contrivance, duplication.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.