Today the very uplifting MESSAGE FROM YAYOI KUSAMA TO THE WHOLE WORLD flew over our transom from the David Zwirner Gallery. We’ve written often about the reclusive 91-year-old artist who uses her remarkable “art medicine” as a means of personal transformation and healing.  Here she is doing it again, with a poem that acts as a call to arms, waking us from the shock of quarantine…

Today, with the world facing Covid-19, I feel the necessity to address it with this message:


Though it glistens just out of reach, I continue to pray for hope to shine through
Its glimmer lighting our way
This long-awaited great cosmic glow

Now that we find ourselves on the dark side of the world
The gods will be there to strengthen the hope we have spread throughout the universe

For those left behind, each person’s story and that of their loved ones
It is time to seek a hymn of love for our souls
In the midst of this historic menace, a brief burst of light points to the future
Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future
Let’s go

Embraced in deep love and the efforts of people all over the world
Now is the time to overcome, to bring peace
We gathered for love and I hope to fulfil that desire
The time has come to fight and overcome our unhappiness

To Covid-19 that stands in our way
I say Disappear from this earth
We shall fight
We shall fight this terrible monster

Now is the time for people all over the world to stand up
My deep gratitude goes to all those who are already fighting.

Revolutionist of the world by the Art
From Yayoi Kusama


Yayoi Kusama, A WORD CALLED HAPPINESS, 2016 (detail) David Zwirner Gallery


Related posts: 

The Art Of Yayoi Kusama: Obsession Becomes Medicine

Yayoi Kusama’s Fab Lessons In Dots

Yayoi Kusama Transforms Obsession And Accumulation Into Art And Medicine

Visit Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms


If you’ve found illumination, joy, or inspiration in this post, please consider supporting Improvised Life. It only takes a minute to make a secure donation that helps pay our many costs. A little goes a long way towards helping Improvised Life continue to live ad-free in the world.

Support Improvised Life ♥

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *