Fireflies on the Water (2002), by Yayoi Kusama.

Fireflies on the Water isan installation made of 150 lights, mirrors and water.
It offers an out-of-this-world experience from the confines of a modest room paneled with mirrors and adorned with 150 tiny beads of light deliberately suspended throughout the compact space. Upon entering the room, there’s an illusionary effect that gives the impression of infinite space reflected on all sides and in the two inches of water that flows below.

July 12 - September 30, Whitney Museum.

(Previously blogged: Infinity Mirror Room)

*o*! Quiero.

(via exhibition-ism)


Bernini never ceases to amaze me.
The way he can make cold, hard marble look as warm and soft as real flesh is truly a gift. His attention to detail is astounding. You can see the veins beneath Pluto’s skin in his hand, especially brought out by the way Bernini plays with shadows and counts on them to make his statues real. I still can’t fathom how anyone can take a slab of rock and make it come to life. The way the cloth folds and how it almost seems translucent, how you just know how the fabric will feel without even touching it.
The day I see his statues in person is the day I will cry hysterically in public.