This is somewhat of a weird subject for me since I have never in my life been a big fan of stickers. I pretty much banned them from my life ever when I was a kid. Don’t ask me why, it’s just one of those strange things that I never really understood. It is a great way to get a message out, that’s for sure. But the way they stick, and the way you can never ever get them off without leaving a nasty mark on whatever surface you stick them on is really annoying. I know, it’s a weird and quite possibly insane idea I have about stickers, but they bug the heck out of me. So what am I doing writing a whole article about these things?
I felt I had to because of the incredible visual nature of what you are about to see. Artist Yayoi Kusama decided to take a stab at some epic interior design sticker sticking, and it turned out to be one of those amazing projects that you have to see from the very beginning to understand the epic scale of it. The installation was carried out at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. The artist gave every kid who came to visit literally thousands of stickers to put wherever they wanted.
The time lapse photography tells a story that we rarely see in our ordinary lives. Sticker by sticker, the children painted the room in different colors. It’s amazing what dot stickers can do to a room and how it can transform an emotionless space into a warm, cozy and playful area which you can never get enough of. My only question is how the heck they will manage to get all of those dot stickers off… everything! It will probably take years and years to get them off without leaving a mark. Do I hear chemical solution being sung in the background. Scary!