"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.-Yayoi Kusama."
Hallucinating and obsessive thoughts filled Yayoi Kusama's mind as a young child. One day after gazing at a pattern of red flowers on a tablecloth, she looked up at the ceiling, the windows, and the columns. They seemed to be plastered with the same red floral pattern. The entire room, her entire body, and the entire universe was covered with red flowers, and in that instant her soul was obliterated and restored, returned to infinity, to eternal time and absolute space. These visuals became art therapy which have helped her conquer phobias. Yayoi Kusama is truly one of the most inspiring artists to date. She has always stayed true to her vision. Below are some photographs of her earlier work from the 1960s to the most recent collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton