Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's All About the Dot: Yayoi Kusama

Miami's Fairchild Tropical Gardens exhibit by avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama is spectacular! Floating red shapes with white dots adorn the lagoon with vibrant color and grace. Huge dotted pumpkins and flowers make the garden scream with happiness. It is hard to believe that this beautiful, joyful work comes from an artist who suffers from paranoia, OCD and depression whom also lives, by choice, in a mental hospital near her studio in Tokyo. She is now 80 years old and is one of my favorite artists.

Check out two documentary films about her, Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots and I Love Me.

Kusama's exhibit is at Fairchild until May 30th. One of Japan's most important artists... a must see!

1 comment:

  1. oh my, I saw this woman on Ovation TV and was mesmerized! I love this. Thanks for the links!