Yayoi Kusama grew up all over bouquets and vegetation, carrying her sketchbook to her family’s seed nursery in rural Japan and drawing the violets and peonies. When she was 11, her grandfather showed her a pumpkin for the initially time: Eight decades later, the gourd is nevertheless one particular of her favored muses.

Now, the 92-year-previous artist’s mother nature-inspired sculptures, paintings and “infinity rooms” have landed at the New York Botanical Backyard garden. “Kusama: Cosmic Character,” opening Saturday soon after a yearlong delay due to COVID-19, attributes dozens of operates, together with four manufacturer-new constructions designed especially for the show,

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