Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist known for dots, infinity nets, and not stopping until she got where she wanted. First moving from Japan to New York City, New York in 1958, and later back to Japan again, I had the opportunity to tour her work this past glorious weekend. Her work is big, bright and loud. Her portfolio is expansive. To see her art once is to never forget what it is. She is repetition, infinity, fear, and surreal, all currently on display at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, NYC.
"Accumulation is the result of my obsession." - Kusama
"Will you kindly show me the way to approach this life?" -Kusama to O'Keeffe, 1955
"From the point of view of one who creates, everything is a gamble, a leap into the unknown." - Kusama
"You can buy your narcissism." - for only $2 a ball
"We're all mad here." - Lewis Carroll
Enjoyed this post? Check out Kusama: Infinity on Hulu for more on Yayoi Kusama. Oh, and that heart...