I used to collect stickers in grade school, and though I was a bit obsessed with them at the time (shinies! oilies! fuzzies!), I don’t think I ever considered the possibilities beyond putting them in my sticker book. Payton Cosell Turner’s sticker wallpaper first opened my eyes. Now, Yayoi Kusama’s installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art has made them BUG OUT.
Kids who visited the gallery were given dot stickers and invited to help transform a totally white space into the colorful jumble you see here. Apparently, it only took two weeks to achieve the look of the top image! No wonder the project was called The Obliteration Room. I’m sure my parents were happy that I kept my stickers within the confines of an album, but now I can’t help but wonder how cool my room might have looked if I hadn’t.