I am in love with this new children’s book about Yayoi Kusama. The illustrations are gorgeous. I love Yayoi’s style and her artwork. Known for her polka dot installations, polka dot pumpkins and mirrored rooms, this artist is sure to captivate your students.
From the inside cover: “Growing up in Japan, Yayoi Kusama dreamed of becoming an artist. In the fields of her family’s nurseries she drew flowers and plants and stones, imagining the world around her as streams and clusters and arrays of dots.”
“After studying traditional painting in Japan, Kusama moved to New York City, where she quickly became famous for her paintings patterned with dots, and for her big soft sculptures of chairs, sofas and boats completely covered with stuffed tubes.”
“Kusama shows her work all over the world, and crowds of people come to see her mirrored rooms endlessly reflecting colored lights, and her rooms that start out white and are gradually blanketed in dots and more dots.”
Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity.
I found a few polka dotted pumpkin art ideas on Artsonia that might be interesting to try after reading this book.
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