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Basalt with mineral accretions
Overall: 286.9 cm (112 15/16 in.)
Weight: 4535.92 kg (10000 lbs.)
Gift of the Mildred Andrews Fund 1981.46.a
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
This three-part stone sculpture was commissioned for the Cleveland Museum of Art's north lawn in 1981.
Noguchi's use of interesting stones with a minimum of carved manipulation derives in part from Eastern traditions of reverence for the mystic qualities and natural aesthetics of rocks. It also draws from modern art movements in the artist's incorporation of pre-existing and serendipitous formal qualities of the material itself.
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