As it was my SIXTH trip to New York in 2013 … I took an artisty spin on my Saturday afternoon in “the city”. One thing I do not get to indulge in as much as i’d wish I could would be aimlessly wandering for pop culture. Living in ANN ARBOR, definitely has its perks and I am able to walk for coffee, food & fun ( unlike living in the hood)…. but there isn’t the opportunity to stumble across something like the “Love is Calling ” exhibit … granted some people may not ever get to see something like this in their life time … its bizarre to think that a LUNATIC LADY actually came up with this vision in her head. I was like dayum this lady really must have taken a lot of LSD ! As I stated that to Dana ( photo’d here) while we were waiting in line for the exhibit , the women in front us of informed that in fact, Yayoi was a nutty woman !! We got a bit of information regarding what Yayoi was all about – an 84 year old japanese woman who was institutionalized for many many years – was released for a bit in the late 50s – early 70s to come to NYC to make masterpieces alongside Warhol.
A quote from her:
“a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement… Polka dots are a way to infinity.”
We were giving 1 whole minute in side the room wall to wall mirrors and neon tentacles which you were not allowed to touch .. and snap as many non flash photos as possible. Amazement