"It is said that stone is the affection of old men. That may be so. It is also the most challenging to work. A dialogue ensues -- of chance no chance, mistakes no mistakes. No erasing or reproduction is possible, at least not in the way I now work, leaving nature's mark. It is unique and final." Isamu Noguchi
"Sometimes, out of despair, when we have given up, the stone itself sends a message...Finally everything falls into place and emerges with a precision so remarkable it cannot be chance."
Select quotations by Isamu Noguchi are from the publication, "The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum" by Isamu Noguchi. Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1987
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Photography by: Shigeo Anzai, Kevin Noble, Sarah Wells, Tibo