Hollow Sea

Minoru Niizuma (b. 1930, Tokyo, Japan; d. 1998, East Hampton, N.Y.)

Minoru Niizuma was known for his abstract minimal sculptures in stone. Hollow Sea’s imposing rectangle resting on a low, roughly-hewn circular base exemplifies the artist’s interest in the interplay between geometric and organic forms in traditional Japanese ritual art. Deeply gouged linear striations texture the surface of the vertical form while the moss-covered round base appears as a rocky outgrowth of the earth below. 

Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923, to Williams College Museum of Art. 77.9.70.

Located at Field Farm.