Outdoor Sculpture

Skyviewing Sculpture

1969
Isamu Noguchi
Painted iron plate. 14' h. x 17' w.

While Noguchi's sculpture can be described as a tilted cube with cutouts on three sides, its special qualities are weightlessness and its continuing sense of space. Rising on brick piers, the sculpture invites the viewer into its interior. Inside, the viewer can measure himself against the scale of the cube and sense the uplifting of the sculpture as he looks up and out towards the moving sky. Since in Japan the circular disk represents the sun and is a symbol of creation, and since the viewer is part of the sculpture, Noguchi provides here a subtle union of two creative forces - man and nature.

Photo

Photo: 
Art on File, Seattle.
Art allowance from Miller Hall construction funds. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum.

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