Bronze / 2019 / Fine Art / Other

The Infinite Universe

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Patty Maher

Throughout her work, Yayoi Kusama uses polka dots as a metaphor for giving up personal identity and becoming one with the universe. "Far beyond the reaches of the universe," she says, "infinity is trying to communicate with us” and it reaches out through her work as an infinite series of polka dots. This composite series pays homage to the themes that run throughout Kusama’s work. It whimsically explores the idea that our human identity is both intertwined and linked to a cosmological identity and that we, as mere dots in the universe, are a very small part of a much larger entity.