Monday, October 22, 2012

artists 101: yayoi kusama's fireflies on the water

 ohhhhhlisa's instagram photo of *fireflies on the water*

aren't fireflies the coolest? 

have you been to the whitney museum lately to experience the brilliant installation *fireflies on the water?

created by artist yayoi kusama, it's a whimsical room of lights, mirrors, water and let's be honest: magic, that individuals experience one at a time. i glimpsed the amazing photos folks have been tweeting the other day and am captivated!

oh how i wish i could experience it!

once upon a time, mr. rikrak and i saw almost the same scene, live, on the tiny island of ko lanta in the south of thailand. as a precursor to a crazy rainstorm, we sat on our beach hut porch and beheld the most magical thing: thousands and thousands of tiny glowing fireflies dancing in the dark all around us. it was AMAZING!

and for those of us that won't get to experience kusama's exhibit live, here's a fun video.... (and remember one of my other yayoi kusama faves: the obliteration room?
wow. what an artist!

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