|"Pumpkin 1994" image from Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Kusama Studio Inc.|
Two installations in Japan. Organic, Original, O word not suitable for all audiences. (yes, I went there - rhymes sometimes take over thought)
|"Red Pumpkin" image Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Kusama Studio Inc.|
|Yayoi Kusama b. 3/22/1929 Biography|
Check her Wikipedia biography here. You may (or, may not) be surprised to learn that she has long suffered with mental illness. (eh! what genius creative types are not at least a bit "touched"?)
Her original artwork..... ... . . . .... ... . . .
Watch Peter Gabriel's song "Lovetown" for Kusama's collaboration in this music video. here.
"Look Now, See Forever" is a current exhibition at Queensland/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia through 11 March 2012. here
The exhibit includes my most favorite interaction exploration of a subject EVER. Open to families who were given dot stickers to place wherever they chose - no rules - no guidelines - total freedom! (Hopefully, all the parents attending children observed this and stayed out of their kids way. Just saying, as a parent, that is something we have a really hard time doing.)
The Obliteration Room - before...
|Photo via Huffington Post by Mark Sherwood|
|Photo via The Huffington Post by Mark Sherwood|
Families came into the artwork and put their mark (dots) wherever they wanted....
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|Photo via The Huffington Post by Katie Bennett|
|Photo via The Huffington Post by Natasha Harth|
and After! .. .. . see why it's my favorite?
So remember - Yayoi Kusama born in 1929 loves dots - "crazy" for dots... .. . ...
|Kusama Trees Photo via Google Images|
Love when nature is incorporated into art - becomes sculpture!
Creations possibly influenced by Kusama... . :
Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Designer
|Rosanna Arquette at 2011 MOCA Gala photo via Tom + Lorenzo|
John Hardy Jewelry Designer
|Ring via net-a-porter.com|
|via Vancouver Is Awesome|
Philippe Decoufle' French Choreographer
|photo by Antoine Poupel/Zipporah Films|
Could not imagine a more Kusama inspired piece - down to the hair!
More dots to come.... It appears I am surrounded. You?