Isamu Noguchi made sculptures of marble, paper, metal, stone and bronze, among other things.
Some of his sculptures were outside in the garden. Portland's Big Pink is in the background and had it been a clearer day, there would have been Mt. Hood, too.
We took a break for lunch and ate in the Garden Room at Elephant's. The hanging lanterns seemed to fit the theme of the day.
Back at the Japanese Garden, we sketched some more...
before visiting the gift shop. This peaceful little stone figure wanted to come home with me, as a souvenir of the day.
Before the visit, I had watched the movie, Leonie. It is the story of Isamu Noguchi's mother and shows some of how he got his artistic start in life. I highly recommend both the movie and the show of his sculptures and the Japanese Garden.