Whet Stone
On View   Original Collection

Whet Stone

A primary use of stone is to sharpen tools. Sumi is made by rubbing charcoal on “Suzuri” (an inkstone). Grinding is a process in carving, as is the final polishing. A whetstone is of the highest significance.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.