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.
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.