An upcoming exhibit of the Japanese octogenarian artist Yayoi Kusama at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington featured a photo of her with her hair dyed signature red and wearing an outfit of gigantic white polka dots on a red ground. I immediately had to know more. Her career spans decades in which she created dramatic installations, happenings and performance art, some of which scandalized more conservative elements of the traditional art scene. “A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity.” Polka dots are happy. This is my homage to an artist I never heard of until last year.
36” by 36”
100% 12 mm Silk Charmeuse
Made in the USA
Printed in San Francisco, California