Kusama has stated that she is constantly creating artwork morning, noon, and night to avoid descending into madness.

Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is best known for her polka-dotted art pieces and gigantic pumpkin sculptures. Her current exhibition My Eternal Soul at Tokyo's National Art Center shows a broader variety of abstraction beyond the spots. The centerpiece is a series of 500 paintings she's been working on since 2009 that feature organic shapes and natural forms. This prolificness is apparent in the gigantic exhibition which also includes towering neon-colored sculptures and an "Infinity Mirrored Room" of lights.

Photography and text by Sam Graham