Ann-Christine has set us the task today of find spots and dots, and shares three examples from the amazing work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ Installation we saw at the WNDR Museum in Chicago. As we only had a minute in the room, you can understand my slightly demented look as I strove to both enjoy and photograph what was around me. You know how cool it is when you get several mirrors just right to appear to go on forever? Multiply that by a factor of a million and you might be able to imagine this.

My life is a dot lost among thousands of other dots.
— Yayoi Kusama

But let your eyes rest, look at some other examples and enjoy some random dot quotes.

Bird spots and dots and not of the droppings sort…

Purpose is the thread that connects the dots to everything you do that leads you to an extraordinary life.
— Oprah Winfrey

Prickly desert spots and dots…

Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path. ~Steve Jobs

Frozen spots and dots…

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse

And at the other temperature extreme, some almost-boiling spots and dots.

I don’t think Seurat would have been aware of the dots – he would have been aware of what he was trying to do. The dots were an instrument.
— Frank Auerbach

Happy mid-May! I hope wherever you are that you’ve gotten at least one vaccination shot and are able to spend time with friends and family in person.

  1. billgncs says:

    that infinity room was amazing !

  2. Great post, Janet, with great photo choices! I like the mirror room installation, too. 🌞

  3. Alison says:

    Wonderful quotes Janet and interesting photos

  4. lifelessons says:

    What a wonderful and varied set of spots and dots…

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    Another beautiful collection, Janet! I find the markings on bird eggs especially fascinating. How they manage to blend into the pebbles and gravel on the ground to disappear in plain sight.

    • This one had either been plundered or hatched, but this photo shows the good side. If it were in the grass, it would be almost impossible to see.

  6. What a good collection of spots, #1 is exceptional

    • Thanks very much, Alice. The room was a place I could have spent a lot more time because there were so many different looks. It was fascinating.

  7. JohnRH says:

    Great spots and dots Janet. Excellent selections. I love the boiling water. Most observant.

  8. restlessjo says:

    Fabulous examples, Janet! That first is incredible 🙂 🙂

    • Thanks, Jo. The infinity room was just amazing and when I saw Ann-Christine’s first examples, I knew immediately I had to use it. The others I found while scrolling through files, which is usually fun. 🙂

  9. Sue says:

    Great selection, Janet,! I’m struggling with this challenge!😊

    • I immediately thought of the infinity room but had to go through lots of files before finding the photos. The others I found while scrolling through files. I’m sure you’ll come up with something and if not, enjoy the day off. 🙂 Some weeks I just don’t have time or the challenge doesn’t appeal so I stick with 6WS and OWS, both of which I really enjoy.

  10. Tom says:

    Nice choices, Janet. I can’t add anything else to the previous comments. 🙂

  11. Teresa says:

    That room is awesome!

  12. Tish Farrell says:

    A splendidly dotty gallery, Janet.

  13. Toonsarah says:

    Wow, I would love to see that infinity room, it looks amazing! And I love your prickly pear shot and the simplicity of the almost-boiling eggs 🙂

    • The infinity room would have been even better if we’d been able to spend a few more minutes there. So much to see and enjoy. I’m glad you enjoyed the other shots, too. When I saw the eggs about to boil, I had to take a picture and then this prompt came along as if it were meant to be. 🙂


  14. Resa says:

    Fantastic, Janet! One of your most creative posts! Love it!

  15. That opening image has a lot going on. Love it! …. and including a touch of the dessert was brilliant. I enjoyed this, Janet!

  16. Great eye you have. Lovely photos

  17. So many dots in so many places ! Super collection .

  18. Debbie Smyth says:

    An amazing artist. This exhibition has just arrived in London but it’s hard to get tickets even though In a member of the Tate. I’m waiting for the next release. But your post has helped me in the wait. 😀

  19. Leya says:

    Just loved these, Janet! Glad you chose to show the infinity room as well – I enjoyed your choices very much! Not least the cacti!

  20. Tina Schell says:

    Fabulous post Janet – the art installation is incredible and probably the best set of dots I’ve seen this week! Also loved your very clever image of the everyday boiling eggs. Kudos!!

  21. Amy says:

    Wow… what an amazing spot and dot selections! Great shots, Janet.

  22. marianallen says:

    My mother used to make my dresses when I was little, and I always wanted dotted Swiss. We couldn’t always afford the material, but I always asked. Greedy little soul!

  23. Prior... says:

    Sorry – I do not know why my comment went up by Lisa

  24. I have no idea how I missed this glorious post — great photos. Very unusual subjects, but up close they’re quite artsy. A very nice addition to this challenge!