Author(s): Sarah Suzuki
This colourful children's book tells the story of the renowned artist Yayoi Kusama and her quest to cover the world in polka dots - from here to infinity! Growing up in the mountains of Japan, Yayoi Kusama dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, she had a vision in which the world and everything in it - the plants, the people, the sky - was covered in polka dots. She began to cover her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even her body with dots. As she grew up, she traveled all around the world and brought her dots with her, spreading them over big cities and small islands alike. Some people thought the dots were tiny, like cells, and others imagined them enormous, like planets. Yayoi said, 'Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity.' Written by Sarah Suzuki, a MoMA curator, with illustrations by Ellen Weinstein, this colorful book tells the story of an artist whose work will not be complete until her dots cover the world, from here to infinity.
Sarah Suzuki is a Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Ellen Weinstein is an illustrator whose award-winning work has appeared in numerous books and magazines.