Yayoi Kusama started using dots in her art work when she was 10. She turned 80 this year and has been celebrated as one of the greatest living female artists today. Her "dot" installations have been displayed in museums and galleries all over the world. In the U.S., her sculptural works are currently on display at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami.
Dots Obsession, balloons and vinyl dots, 2000.
Pumpkins, fiberglass, reinforced plastic, 2008. Gagosian Gallery. Photo: Rob McKeever.
Fireflies on the Water, light bulbs, water, mirror, 2000. Victoria Miro Gallery (London) and Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo).
Dots Obsession, 2004.
I would love to see one of her installations one day, especially Fireflies on the Water. Looks magical!