Like the 'photo realism' .... would make a great 'gift idea'... or an idea for a 'customized doll' business! By Cecile Perra
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.
A whole bunch of other words: Gorgeous colour, rich textures, unique style, bizarre narratives, beautiful illustration. I really need to get paid for this somehow because I really want to buy pretty much everything that I show. These glazed ceramics, by California based artist Amanda Smith, are definitely on my wish list… hint, hint.
"The sky was thick with TV. If you wore special glasses you could see them spinning through the sky among the bats and homing birds- blonde, wars, famines, football, food shows, coups d' 'etat, hairstyles siff with hairspray. Designer pectorals. Gliding towards Ayemenem like skydivers. Making patterns in the sky. Wheels. Windmills. Flowers blooming and unblooming." p. 179