(Infinity Mirror Room- Phalli's Field" 1965
Yayoi Kusama is an artist born in Matsumoto, Japan. I chose her because after reading her biography I thought her life was very interesting. Kusama began painting at the age of 10 after she began hallucinating (usually fields of polka dots). Kusama moved to New York after receiving a letter by Georgia O'Keeffe so I thought that was very cool. Kusama spent a lot of years in New York and did many installations usually involving mirrors and polka dots. In 1977 she moved back to Japan where she willingly decided to live in a mental hospital. In 2004 she also had an exhibition in Tokyo that drew in 520,000 people. Apart from being an artist she is also a poet and a filmmaker.
The Passing Winter 2005 photograph by James Deavin