Check Out This Awesome Art Installation Created By Children â€“ And Thousands Upon Thousands Of Stickers
There’s something about this modern art installation at the Queensland Art Gallery that has me staring for hours and sharing with everyone I know. Created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, The Obliteration Room started out as a basic living room with every surface imaginable painted a blinding white. She then gave each child who visited little dot stickers in a range of colors and and invited them to stick them anywhere they pleased. (Imagine if we ran our own homes that way!)
Needless to say, the children were thrilled, and the result is absolutely breathtaking. It’s amazing to see the ‘before’ and ‘after,’ and the way in which little children â€“ and thousands upon thousands of stickers â€“ have been able to transform a stark white room into a powerful piece of art.
Of course, the first thing I thought is, “Wow, my two kids could probably cover the entire room in around 20 minutes or so!” And they’d love every single minute of it. Kudos to Kusama for such a brilliant project that plays up our childhood fantasies and reminds us, even as adults, of the power of imagination.
The show is on display until March 12. Check out its transformation here (photos courtesy of Colossal):