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  • Maira Spilack

    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. http://www.fubiz.net/2012/08/16/salt-labyrinth/#

  • Suzi Holler

    "Salt Art," by Motoi Yamamoto -- Click through for more photos of this remarkable exhibition, including one of the artist creating it.

  • MyMint

    Return to the Sea: Salt Labyrinths Poured by #MotoiYamamoto

  • elsa de witt

    Motoi Yamamoto started his white, sea salt art, 2 get over his sisters death. This former dock worker became famous through his art. After exhibitions he insists on giving the salt back 2 the sea

  • Elle Design Studio

    #art #installations #white - Return to the Sea Saltwork by Motoi Yamamoto at Laband Art Gallery

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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 twitter.com/...

Motoi Yamamoto uses salt to design unfathomably intricate -- and deeply personal -- floor sculptures.

It was the death of Motoi Yamamoto‘s sister that led to his career in salt installations. Motoi had worked in a dockyard for much of his 22 years. But after his sister’s untimely passing at the age of 24 due to brain cancer, he began thinking about what he had and lost, and prolifically producing art work much like a diary.

More than halfway through art school, Motoi Yamamoto's sister succumbed to brain cancer. The resulting grief prompted him to abandon his work in traditional painting in search of something more fundamental. Because salt is a funerary material in Japanese culture meant to help cleanse one of grief, it was a natural choice for the artist. Yamamoto uses salt in either loose form to create intricate labyrinth patterns on gallery floors or in baked brick form to construct large interior structures.

MOTOI YAMAMOTO, FLOATING GARDEN: rooms filled with the craziest salt installations. some videos of the process at source link.

Enormous, breathtaking salt sculptures by Japanese Motoi Yamamoto

.Inspirational Patterns that can be interpreted by #SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory and be created into a custom #mosaic

Inspirational Patterns that can be interpreted by #SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory and be created into a custom #mosaic

Salt Labyrinth Installation by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto

Salt installations by artist Motoi Yamamoto

Motoi Yamamoto's incredible Salt Mazes