Autumn 1 in Acorn Class
Acorn class has really enjoyed learning about the artist Yayoi Kusama. We explored 'Obliteration' meaning 'to cause to disappear ' using spots. We also explored 'Infinity' meaning something that is unlimited, endless, goes on and on or that is repeated forever, using mirrors. This has been one of our most memorable art experiences and the best start to the school year!
· Did you know Yayoi Kusama is still producing art at age 93?
· Did you know she was a child when she first experienced dots covering everything including her own body?
“One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up, I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self-obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space.”
“Polka dots can't stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environments.”
[Yayoi Kusama commenting on The Obliteration Room]
You can go to her latest exhibition at Tate Modern and experience both her Obliteration room and her Infinity rooms.
We even tried to make our own 'Mirror cube' or box and looked through it to see our friends on the other side.