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Motoi Yamamoto's "Return to the Sea: Saltworks." Salt is a traditional symbol for purification and mourning in Japanese culture. Motoi forged a connection to the element while mourning the death of his sister, who died from brain cancer at age 24. May 25 - July 7, 2012. Halsey Institute. of Contemporary Art. The College of Charleston (SC)

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Erte was the only designer in the 20s who illustrated his own designs. “He envisioned women not only as ultra-chic creatures for whom money was no object but also as… hall stars, Assyrian princesses, Egyptian Queens.. Yet under this veil of fantasy, the clothes and accessories Erte created, reveal a sound construction that really works.” Stella Blum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Curator.

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Les motifs salés de Motoi Yamamoto

"Floating Garden" - Salt Installation, "Return to the Sea" by Motoi Yamamoto (May-July 2012) @ Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, USA (

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Salt Labyrinth

Salt Labyrinth Coup de cœur pour Motoi Yamamoto, un artiste japonais qui a inventé de réels labyrinthes construit uniquement à base de sel. Un travail de titan pour un rendu d’une beauté incroyable, actuellement exposé comme une installation au Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art à Charleston. Plus d’images à découvrir dans la suite.

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Charleston... cant wait to go back. My favorite place is the large swings at Waterfront Park. Ghost tour and carriage ride was a blast too!

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Just waiting for tiny hands to pluck strings and touch ivory: Mrs. James Ward Thorne's A29: South Carolina Ballroom, 1775-1835, created c. 1940. Thorne Miniature Rooms, Art Institute of Chicago.

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churning ocean froth manifests as salt in Floating Garden, an installation from Return to the Sea: Salt works, a solo show by Motoi Yamamoto at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, USA. May–July 2012. Yamamoto creates intricate temporary installations using salt. via @brainpicker

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