Happy Senior Citizen's day with Yayoi Kusama August 21 2015

Today is a day to celebrate our citizens over 65 old. Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935 which was a bill that helped senior citizens retire, and have a life after work. In 1988 Ronald Reagan declared August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day.

Let's Celebrate with one of our favorite Senior Citizen (of Japan) with Yayoi Kusama.

She is an amazing artist who is obsessed with Polka Dots. She originally started decorating in polka dots in the early 1950's in Japan. She called her polka-dotted covered spaces "infinity nests" because eyes had an easy time getting lost in the mesmerizing pattern.

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Yayoi Kusama's Ascension of Polka Dots on the Treesat the Singapore Biennial 2006 on Orchard Road, Singapore

Following the advice of Georgia O' Keefe, Kusama moved to New York city in the

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Here is Yayoi posing in matching clothing with her polka dotted pumpkin painting. She often matches her clothes to her art work.

 

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Another Dot installation

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This is her most recent major brand collaboration with Louis Vuitton.

She developed her own style, and repeated it onto every surface for most of her works. Her repetitive behavior calms her into her own style. 

Is there anything you do to calm you down? Do you pace or doodle? Repetitive patterns are known to calm the mind. Next time you are feeling frustrated, try drawing multiple circles on a page help calm you down. Share with us your calming doodles on instagram or facebook!

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