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Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, Part IV

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I am wrapping up my photo coverage of the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit with photos of Kusama and her various projects from her early years to the video of her that was being shown at the end point of the exhibit that featured Yayoi Kusama thanking the auidience for coming to her exhibit.

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms, especially the Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, left me in awe. Watching Yayoi Kusama's video message to the people attending the exhibit touched my heart.

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

This blog post wraps up my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Be sure to stop back in early September when I will be sharing with you where you can find your own Kusama inspired polka dot fashion ensembles!

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, Part III

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Today's blog post features Yayoi Kusama's paintings and sculptures that were scattered throughout the Infinity Mirror exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.

I really enjoyed photographing people interacting with the Yayoi Kusama exhibit. Take for instance the look of enraptured delight on the face of the lady in the photo posted below...

On planning my visit to the Yayoi Kusama exhibit I waffled back and forth whether or not to wear the Yayoi Kusama costume that I had put together for an Arts Costume ball last fall. For the costume I combined store bought elements like the wig and dress with items that I hand painted polka dots on like the gourd, my tights and my shoes. Alas, it was too hot to wear my Yayoi Kusama ensemble so I instead opted for my black and white ensemble.

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

I am honored that the Seattle Art Museum allowed me to cover the Kusama exhibit for my blog. I am dividing my coverage up into several different blog posts. Be sure to check back in for more of my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit.

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, Part II

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The focus of today's blog post is polka dots. Yayoi Kusama's polka dot obsession makes for colorful and delightful art. Two galleries focused on her polka dot installations the "Dot Obsession- Love Transformed Into Dots" and "The Obliteration Room".

As you entered the Obliteration Room each person was given a sheet of colorful polka dot stickers to put wherever they wanted. The only rules were: do not make chains with your stickers, do not stand on the furniture to get stickers up high, and be sure to return you empty sticker sheet when leaving the exhibit.

It was fun to think of all the people who had been through the room before us and how they chose to stick their stickers where they did. It was like a giant Wonder Bread wrapper enveloping the room! 

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

I am honored that the Seattle Art Museum allowed me to cover the Kusama exhibit for my blog. I am dividing my coverage up into several different blog posts. Be sure to check back in for more of my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit.

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum

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Yayoi Kusama is one of the greatest living artists of our time. Throughout her life as an artist Kusama has channeled her energy, her struggles and difficulties, into colorful and light filled visions that are a feast for the eyes. I have had many friends from around the Pacific Northwest ask if it is worth the trip to travel from out of town to the exhibit and my answer has been a wholehearted "YES"!!! Being able to experience her Infinity Mirrors in person was sublime.

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

I am honored that the Seattle Art Museum allowed me to cover the Kusama exhibit for my blog. I am dividing my coverage up into several different blog posts. Be sure to check back in for more of my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit.

Sites To See Around St. Louis, Missouri

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Sites we visited around St. Louis, Missouri.

Citygarden in downtown St. Louis features some wonderful sculptures...

Blueberry Hill is a classic St. Louis landmark filled with quirky collectibles and music memorabilia. St. Louis rock and roll legend Chuck Berry plays here...

Cafe Manhattan is decorated with vintage and retro collectibles...

The sign for the bathrooms at the church my husband's parents attend...

This post was originally published on August 9, 2013.

City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri Part II

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The museum part of the City Museum gets overlooked by the majority of the visitors who go to the City Museum. Most people just go for the fun and playful side of the museum and don't visit the parts that display artifacts and architectural features from around St. Louis and other parts of the Midwest...

In one area of the museum there are all these artifacts that a man dug up around town. How cool is this pretzel flask!?!

One large room of the museum features architectural details from amazing old buildings that have unfortunately been torn down.

 

The glass cases against the wall display an impressive array of decorative door knobs.

Hmm...Frankenstein...I wonder if this is an architectural detail that Bob Cassilly created himself.

Unfortunately after Bob Cassilly died his wife was forced to close her vintage store The Bale Out which was inside of the museum. In it's place there is going to be more architectural salvage pieces.

This post was originally published on August 8, 2013.

City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri

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When we visit Chris' family in St. Louis my top place to visit is the City Museum. I will never get tired of this museum and each time we visit I notice something I hadn't noticed before.

A pair of tired adults taking a snooze.

Bob Cassilly was the visionary behind this amazing experience. St. Louis is so lucky to have been blessed with such an incredibly talented person.

 

Bob Cassilly was killed back in September of 2011 when a bulldozer he was driving fell down a hill at Cementland (another place that he was transforming into a wonderland).

Rest In Peace to St. Louis' creative genius.

Fun house mirror with giant chair looming in the background.

Fun house mirror with giant ice cream cone looming in the background.

Everyone should have a copy of this poster hanging on their wall.

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I once had an old friend say to me I don't know whether to be like so and so, her other old friend or to be like you, meaning me. I said don't try to be like either of us, be yourself.


This post was originally published on August 5, 2013.