Finding Calm in a Hidden Japanese Garden in Costa Mesa, California
Pandemonium and tranquility; tumult and serenity: California Scenario by famed sculptor Isamu Noguchi is a work of art that speaks to all walks of life in one split second—if given the chance. In the midst of the everyday chaos, flanked by two soaring buildings and an ever-present public parking structure, a hidden and inconspicuous way of life is graced only by those who seek it. Various odd structures with vital meanings stand alone to represent different aspects and textures of what California truly is. And yet, the true work of art represented should be seen as a whole; beautiful materials such as granite, mixed in with natural elements akin to water and foliage, make Noguchi's California Scenario a truly spectacular masterpiece.