Art and Artists

Making Peace With Yellow

But then…there is Yayoi Kusama.

After seeing the 2008 documentary “I Love Me,” a poignant, sensitive, and inspirational biopic of this brilliant and prolific artist, I began to see yellow in a different light. Looking at it was a whole new experience. Her use of yellow is powerful…there is nothing passive, uninteresting, or emotionless when she utilizes yellow in her work. She wields that tone like a sword, cutting through banality with the elegance of a dancer and the power of a dragon. And for the first time in my life, it occurred to me that yellow held the potential to be acceptable. I understood then that when used by the right person, in the right circumstance, yellow might just be kinda wonderful.

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