Today is the anniversary of my blog, which occurs at this wondrous time of year, the holidays! It began seven years ago while drafting notes and sketches for seasonal recipes and travel tips. I have always enjoyed reviewing art and wanted to include this topic as well. Looking back on previous post is always great fun and I have selected a few favorites to share.

an evening view of Shanghai and sunset photo from M. Van Opdorp and his FB group.

Thank you so much for your support and sharing your creative ideas!!!


Yayoi Kusama Exhibit

What does one say when they’ve had the distinct opportunity of seeing two Yayoi Kusama exhibits? A few years ago, several of us were in DC at the Hirschhorn to see Infinity Mirrors. Kusama created artwork about repetition and the concept of infinity by breaking from traditional materials used by the average painters and sculptors to create the illusion of infinite space with broken shards of glass/mirrors.

The Broad in LA has two permanent pieces on display. The first is Infinity Mirrored Room- The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away {2013}, the compartment may be physically entered and when the door is closed one is completely immersed in infinite light and color. The second is Longing for Eternity {2017}, which is a LED light filled hexagonal chamber with porthole like windows for peering into dazzling light with extreme repetition due to the mirrors.

Articles to review:

6 Works That Explain Yayoi Kusama’s Rise to Art World Stardom

Bio from The Broad on Yayoi Kusama

The Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012