If it were not for art, I would have killed myself a long time ago. - Yayoi Kusama
Dion’s fascination with polka dots started as a way to find productivity at times he felt stuck. Overwhelmed by his own bullshit, self-pity and other nonsense, this labor-intensive process forced him to focus his energy and attention into creating something that nobody was waiting for. He made it anyway. Hours and hours of drilling, pouring, sanding and polishing allowed him to procrastinate his daily choirs while remaining productive, pushing his self-hatred aside. Dion’s struggles are not unique. We collectively share inner doubts but still, we mostly deal with these issues in solitude. The act of doing whatever the fuck Dion wants is a luxury he allows himself from time to time. So far his procrastination finished two rare pieces.
Yayoi Kusama was regularly hospitalised from overwork during her life. Many men artists copied her creativity, which made the men famous, but not Kusama. Thus, she was not able to make the money she believed she deserved. This frustration became so extreme that she attempted suicide.
In 1977 Kusama checked herself into the Seiwa Hospital for the Mentally Ill, where she eventually took up permanent residence. She has been living at the hospital ever since.
Wall-piece: Size - W 780mm x H 1275mm Material - Polyurethane resin & wood
Side table: Size - W 305mm x H 395mm x L 678mm Material - Polyurethane resin & wood