On Visiting A Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

Damnably you’re breathing hard.
In a stormy paralysis.
No purgatory worse than
the way mind rambles in
doubt allayed by nothing.
Is she the right kind of woman?

Safety lay here of course.
Anywhere else could be glorious
but baroque–does one fit at all?
The rubble of mirror balls
at one’s feet. Ah life!
Gaudy, kitschy works too.

Are those worm-like, nauseating
truths creeping along? Are you
the snake woman? The protuberances
distort yet brought you back to
to art, let you whirl inside
a rainbow, a veritable storm.

Prompt:

Ha! You’ve got 2-3 weeks left to submit. It’s interesting to see how the Spring/Summer 2017 edition is shaping up. For me at least, it’s always interesting to not know and then to find out. That’s what pushes us along, sometimes even helps us push the envelope in our quest for artistic expression. One artist who’s done that is Yayoi Kusama. She was very much a child of the 60s generation, when she was based in New York. She painted dots on nude bodies as a form of anti-war protest and as part of sexual liberation. You can get a feel of her work here. So her work is psychedelic, trippy. So for today, write about some trippy art, will you?

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