The Momotaro prints are abstractions of
the forms and shapes in Isamu Noguchi's
monumental sculpture of the same name,
located at Storm King Sculpture Center in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City.
He initially carved the stones on a rural Japanese island. When the inhabitants saw the large central stone -- a halved sphere with a hollowed-out center -- they called the rock "Momotaro." Momotaro, in Japanese folk tales, was a small boy much like the American Tom Thumb, but discovered in the pit of a peach.
The soft but strong shapes -- much like the legendary little boy warrior -- intrigued me.