"Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction" (2004)

"Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction," 2004
Mirrored blown glass, wood and mirror, 28 x 87 x 57 inches
Collection Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Photo by Tom Van Eynde
Courtesy Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

"The forms are all based on adaptations of specific forms that Noguchi either created as sculptures or modeled in some way for his unrealized and realized ideas for landscape design. And so each object that I made in the glass foundry was envisioned as what its final part in the whole installation was going to be. Some of the forms involved cutting, and most of them involved grinding and polishing to get them to...mold into the surface of the landscape or the ground of the installation, which is sort of a landscape model or an abstract landscape model."
- Josiah McElheny