Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama, born in Japan in the late 1920s, is one of the most interesting living artists. While still a child, she started experiencing dreadful ‘flashes of light, aura or dense fields of dots’. She confronted her raging mind by giving those images form by painting everywhere, even on her own body.
Her work has influenced and has been exhibited alongside her contemporaries’ such as Andy Warhol. Yayoi’s fascination with polka dots and vibrant colors has been repeatedly demonstrated on one of her typical artefacts – a pumpkin.
1. All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016.
2. Love Forever, 1966/94
3. The Obliteration Room, 2002-present, installed 2017
4. Phalli’s Field, 1965
Wright, Seattle Museum