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MY AMP GOES TO 11 | cosascool: Salt Art by Motoi Yamamoto

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

Motoi Yamamoto's incredible Salt Mazes

artist and sculptor Motoi Yamamoto used salt to bring his artistic vision to life. His colossal works can take weeks to complete, and the intricacy and sheer scale requires incredible patience and a slow, steady hand. When asked why he uses salt, Yamamoto cites its importance to humans:

wow..patience....Japanese installation artist, Motoi Yamamoto spends hundreds of hours pouring salt on the gallery floor to create incredible installations like this one called Forest of Beyond.

motoi yamamoto - follow me to the sea

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.

Salt installations by artist Motoi Yamamoto