Isamu Noguchi, Soliloquy, 1962 (cast 1984). Bronze sculpture with gold patina.

Soliloquy

1962 (cast 1984)
Metal
The basis of calligraphy is balance. In sculpture, however extreme, there is always a countervailing thrust, an actual weight. The vitality of a sculpture thus comes from a mimic of the original stroke, a tension, and not merely from its appearance, which is so generally appreciated.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.