Yayoi Kusama's latest venture is a pond full of balls


Images: Kusama Studio


Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has just released her new installation at The Glass House; a renowned site in Connecticut. The 87 year old artist has placed 1,300 metallic spheres floating in the historical pond, marking the 110th birthday of Philip Johnson, who once owned The Glass House. This installation will also feature another piece of Kusama's work, entitled One is PUMPKIN, of which she commented on “The first time I saw a pumpkin was in a farm in elementary school. In Japanese, a ‘pumpkin head’ is an ignorant man or a pudgy woman, but for me, I am charmed by its shape, form, and lack of pretension."


As for the thousands of silver balls floating around in “My desire is to measure and to make order of the infinite, unbounded universe from my own position within it, with polka dots. In exploring this, the single dot is my own life, and I am a single particle amongst billions. I work with the principal themes of infinity, self-image, and compulsive repetition in objects and forms, such as the steel spheres of Narcissus Garden and the mirrored walls I have created.” The art installation that covers 49 acres of land, will be on display until November 30th 2016. For more information click here.



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