YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS
All images from Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, in Washington, DC.
Photography by Christopher Cain & Tasha James
Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity.
'I feel like I'm deep inside of someone's mind,' is all I could say, or think, during my Infinity Mirrors experience.
This was unlike any art exhibit I had ever been to, in that, I have never felt so completely immersed in someone's thoughts or feelings before. The pieces manage to engulf you, pulling you in closer to inspect each intricate detail, and flooding your peripherals with texture, color, shapes, and dimension to the point that much of what is happening around you becomes entirely blocked out.
Even though the pieces speak directly to Kusama's own explorations of sex, love, life, and death, there is still room for you to see yourself reflected (literally) in her work, which makes it all the more interesting and personal—everyone is going to experience this show differently.
One thing that is for sure, you won't leave this exhibit without feeling something: joy, sadness, inspiration, whatever it is, she will pull it out of you with this incredible body of work.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors can be seen at the Hirshhorn Museum until May 14, 2017. Get your free timed passes here.