Doucet & Saito
Collection of Norman and Patterson Webster
This sculpture balances two angular forms of smooth white granite atop a round base hammered from red granite. The contrast of colour, shape, and texture brings to mind the lively movements and shapes of leaves as they fall, juxtaposing this lightness of action with the solid weight of the rocks. According to the artists, the origin of the piece is the impression left by the photograph “Woman Planting Rice, Toyama” by Hiroshi Hamaya (1955), particularly the shape of the hat worn by the woman pictured. The sculpture was exhibited in 1998 at the Contemporary Sculpture Center in Tokyo, Japan.