Isamu Noguchi, Sculpture to Be Seen From Mars, 1947, model in sand (lost).
Only known photograph by Soichi Sunami
Betraying Noguchi’s dim view of war and the ultimate outcome for mankind in the Atomic Age, this proto- earthwork would have effectively served as a conceptual tombstone. Noguchi was greatly interested in the burial mounds of indigenous people, having visited the Great Serpent Mound in Adams County, Ohio in 1945.
The Noguchi Museum Archive