Topic: The use of Yayoi Kusamas work shows a perfect example of how art as therapy can provide a coping mechanism for mental illness. This can help decrease stigma on mental illnesses through the influence of the success of Kusamas career.The paper has to present an argument in relation to the subject and the artwork and develop the discussion in the paper. Has to include the pertinent historical period and pertinent political, social , or historical views as well as the context of the artists subjectivity, practice, materials, and intended meaning. Paper has to include 6 different citations. Dont include citation web pages such as Wikipedia, metropolitan museum web info, khan academy, or any other unauthorized essays that are not legitimate sources. The criteria for the assessment includes quality of argument and use of originality, organization and presentation of ideas.