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Black Sun; Isamu Noguchi, 1969

Black Sun; Isamu Noguchi (1969); photo by Thomas May

Just a little after the solstice, while taking a walk, I chanced upon this image of the setting sun fitting into the “donut hole” of Isamu Noguchi’s Black Sun, a granite sculpture in Seattle’s Volunteer Park.

For a moment, it felt as if I were encountering an ancient ritual site, designed with astonishing precision, to map out the link between our world and the cosmos. A last flicker of light before the sun was swallowed by the horizon.

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