Art Quotes I Like and Why II: Yayoi Kusama and the Polka Dot

“A polka dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the whole energy of the world and our living life, and also the form of the moon which is calm … Polka dots are a way to infinity.”  Yayoi Kusama

Following up on some of the mark-making potentials that developed while making Found:Unbound I, I found myself researching polka dots (and what role polka played in the expression). I came across the above quote, which drew me to another artist new-to-me.

There are links between this, my recent encounter with the work and life of the late Roger Ackling and my ongoing contemplation and appreciation of the Spirit Cloth work of Jude Hill.

There’s a whole string of You Tube videos about Yayoi’s work. They’re well worth watching.

I’ve got some drawing to do.

Hope you’re having a nice Sunday. Or Moonday, I suppose, depending on where you live.






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4 Responses to Art Quotes I Like and Why II: Yayoi Kusama and the Polka Dot

  1. Michael says:

    Hi Anne, A few years ago I was lucky to attend an exhibition of her work in Brisbane..I have to say that for me it was mind blowing I’d never seen such work before. I even had great fun in placing my dots on the obliteration room….

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