To Bring to Life
On View   Original Collection

To Bring to Life

1979
Stone
The basalt I get from Miyagi-ken near Sendai is called “Doro Kaburi,” meaning covered with mud. It is found in the hills imbedded in the earth. When I came upon it, it was being split on the spot into triangular shapes for wall building. The hidden brilliance of the heart contrasts with equal beauty nature’s coating.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.