THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

Permanent Exhibits

Marta Pan

Marta Pan (Hungary, France, 1923–2008)

Floating Sculpture 3, 1969

Polyester resin, paint, 226×226×113cm, 183×70×183cm

When there is a breeze, the smaller piece of the sculpture slides across the water’s surface while moving away from and closer to the larger piece and changing directions. It looks as if it is enjoying conversing with the pond’s carps and the surrounding nature.

Marta Pan created the Floating Sculpture series starting in the 1960s, and they are now displayed in art museums and parks around the world. She also participated in many urban planning and public space projects.