Splendid colorful sculpture titled “Shine of Life” by Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama at Kistefos Museum – Jevnaker, Norway.
Rising from the water inlet of the mill, this work’s swirling tentacles are a monumental example of Yayoi Kusama’s obsession with pattern and color. The sculpture is named Shine of Life and is the largest sculpture by Kusama in the Nordic countries. The process of realizing this major site-specific work began in 2012 and is finally materialized on May 26th, 2019. (…) Shine of Life is the second work in the park by an Asian artist and deepens the Kistefos’ representation of eminent practitioners from the twentieth century. The work is situated at the very heart of the park in direct dialogue with the natural and the industrial, a marriage of opposites much like the contradictory nature of Kusama’s unique vision: intimate yet cosmic, and natural yet otherworldly.Kistefos Museum