Infinity Dreams

Julie Headland

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  • 2014
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 48 h x 60 w in.
  • artist notes

    A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement… Polka-dots are a way to infinity. -Yayoi Kusama

    Vast fields of polka dots, or “infinity nets” became the trademark of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama. In 2012 I visited The Whitney Museum’s retrospective featuring works spanning Yayoi Kusama’s career. Captivated by her 30-feet-wide Infinity Nets, I felt sleepy… like Dorothy in the Poppies.