Man, I wish I could have taken my twin two-year olds to Australia (OK, via teleportation, not the 20 hour flight from NYC to Brisbane) to take part in this art installation at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama created a large, blank canvas out of a living environment, called The Obliteration Room. Everything—couches, walls, light fixtures, cabinets, plants, and dishes—were painted the whitest of whites. Then, over a two week period, all of the children who visited the museum were given thousands and thousands of colored adhesive dots and invited to transform the space. An eruption of color ensued.
The finished product is now on display for all to see through March 12, 2012 as part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition in the museum.
There’s a fun interactive game for kids (and adults, trust me) on the museum’s website where you can cover your own room with dots and learn more about the artist at a kid-friendly level.