Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
T. Kim-Trang Tran
© 2014 Susanna S. Ferrell
Yayoi Kusama is undoubtedly one of the most esteemed artists today, and yet she is continually written off as "crazy." Kusama's work draws not from insanity, but from her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and acts as a tool to both process and temper her obsessions and compulsions. In my own work, I reflect on the necessarily obsessive faculty of hand-drawn animation, in an effort to communicate the feeling of OCD.
Ferrell, Susanna S., "Pattern and Disorder: Anxiety and the Art of Yayoi Kusama" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 554.