Isamu Noguchi, Red Seed, 1928. Wood and aluminum sculpture.

Red Seed

Metal, Wood
Many of the pieces made in 1928 in the studio in Gentilly were of wood. This one is of a red tropical wood called cocobolo with a metal part. The original metal element was lost and subsequently replaced in May of 1985.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.