A glittering LED wonderland

Updated 7:32 PM ET, Mon December 9, 2013
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Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who has been living in a mental institution since the 1970s, has used her struggle with mental illness as inspiration for her work. Here she is pictured inside her Love Is Calling infinity room. Courtesy Maris Hutchinson
In Love is Calling, the mirrored room is illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms. Polka-dots have been an obsession for Kusama for as long as she has been an artist. They are plastered across her paintings, on her clothes, and incorporated into her infinity rooms. Courtesy Maris Hutchinso
The inflatables gradually change colors, creating an environment that shifts moods. Courtesy Maris Hutchinson
The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013) is Yayoi Kusama's newest infinity mirrored room. Multi-colored LEDs dangle from the ceiling at varying lengths. Courtesy Maris Hutchinson
The lights reflect off the mirrored walls and shallow pool on the floor in a strobe light pattern that repeats itself every 45 seconds. Courtesy Maris Hutchinson
The Whitney recently showed Fireflies on the Water (2002), another of Kusama's infinity rooms Courtesy The Whitney
Manhattan Suicide Addict is a video installation that shows Kusama performing a song that she wrote. Courtesy Maris Hutchinson
here Kusama is pictured working in her studio. The artist says the kaleidoscopic rooms are her attempt to investigate life, death and infinity. Courtesy Gautier Deblonde