What’s Your Favorite? Here is one of mine.
Water Stone by Isamu Noguchi
Time stills as the flat surface of the water rises inside the stone and then spills over the brim. I think theater or dance or someone chanting. It is possible to sit on a bench alone in the Japanese Art galleries of the Metropolitan Museum to enjoy this installation (best perhaps early in the day). Isamu Noguchi carved the basalt basin on Japan’s Shikoku Island, home to Ise Jingu, Shinto’s most important shrine. He sourced the white rocks from the Isuzu River near the shrine. The opening in the basin is said to suggest a Zen Buddhist enso symbol—a hand draw circle—symbolizing tranquility, the universe, and mu (the void). So, get into the mu. Let me know what you think below. And, please tell me your favorite New York Museum Story?