Before the entire world was seeing spots thanks to Damian Hirst, another artist, Yayoi Kusama, filled (with some help) just a small room with them, and achieved an entirely different effect. In a current exhibit at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia, children visitors are invited to place colorful dot stickers on any surface of an interior space painted entirely white (the work is entitled “Obliteration Room”). While seeing the individual shots of the progress of the spotted room is quite astounding, I think the real beauty of the piece is not the end product but the process and experience of it. You can see what pure joy kids have in placing the spots, finding the empty spaces and the nooks and crannies no one has gotten to, and putting their own creative mark on a work of art (plus having to freedom to do something that is probably not allowed at home). I think more art should be fun like that. Hell, I want to play with dot stickers as well!