Combining Art Forces with Yayoi Kusama & Mandalas

Our Art Adventures took us to a wedding! Marrying Japanese Artist, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms with the art of Mandalas in our 6-9 year old classes. CCA built our own reflection rooms to incorporate MATH and ART.
A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms.
What percentage would you need to design, in order to create the illusion of a full circle?
Notice the fact that only 2 surfaces were used, to create the 3rd and 4th illusionary planes which complete the circle!
Check out Washington Sq. Park or Union Square Park in NYC for daily large Mandala sand paintings by artist Joe Mangrum

DId you know Yayoi Kusama is in town?

One of our many favorite contemporary artists’ work is in town with her MoMA PS1 exhibit at Ft. Tilden! Planning on going to the beach this Labor Day weekend? Go to the Rockaways to check out, Narcissus Garden (click link for more on the exhibit).

A perfect send off to this summer before the school year begins. Closes on Labor Day.

CCA project Highlight: Yayoi Kusama inspired Infinity Room Dioramas!

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms Inspired Children From 3-8 Years!

 

Love is Calling INFINITY ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Is Calling @ David Zwirner’s Gallery in Chelsea this past fall featured illuminated inflated tentacle-like forms that reflected forever.  Check out our versions of these Suessical-esque worlds:

Snowfall reminiscent of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms

Waking up to the snowfall this morning reminded me of Yayoi’s Installation “Fireflies On The Water.”  A new version of Deirdre’s child’s project in the works!  Definitely mirror boards and poster board involved.  Stay tuned….

Fireflies On The Water @ Whitney Museum

Fireflies On The Water @ Whitney Museum

“I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” INFINITY-ROOM now on view @ David Zwirner Gallery in NYC through Dec. 21st.