As an introduction to the concept of shape, Stage I Domes artists have been exploring the work of contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. After learning about her lifelong interest in polka dots and experimenting with many different ways of creating circles, they created a collaborative installation inspired by her love of dots and pumpkins. Their process started by watching videos of her “Infinity Mirror Room- All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins.” After picking pumpkins at Bowers Farm and observing their shape and texture, they created their own, using neon model magic clay.
They especially enjoyed adding black polka dots to their sculptures . We grouped the finished pieces and angled mirrors to create the illusion of infinity. With the help of the always talented Deb Veillette, we set up a special viewing space in the Big Dome- complete with black light.
They all loved seeing the completed installation and are fascinated by the idea of infinity. You can learn more about the incredible Yayoi Kusama at https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-yayoi-kusama or ask any Stage I Domes student!