Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer. At 88 years old, she states that art has saved her life. Prone to hallucinations due to mental illness at an early age, Kusama endured a tragic childhood. She eventually admitted herself to a mental hospital and has lived there, by choice, for the past four decades. Everyday, however, she works at her nearby Tokyo studio, creating works of art — informed my her abstracted inner mindscape — that entrance the eye and engulf the mind. 

 
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In a special exhibit entitled Infinity Mirrors, The Broad and various other museums featured her infinity rooms - kaleidoscopic, magical experiences that transport you to another world altogether. Don’t forget to view her stunning paintings and whimsical sculptures…there’s much more to it than just polka dots.  

 Infinity Mirrors at The Broad

Infinity Mirrors at The Broad

 Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum

Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum