A New Medium

March 4, 2011

Artists and other creative folks are looking out for new ways and mediums to express themselves. Now it’s with salt. What will be next pepper or cinnamon? This Japanese artist takes an ordinary material and turns it into something extraordinary.

From the installation page:

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Following the death of his sister to brain cancer twelve years ago, Motoi Yamamoto adopted salt as his primary medium. In Japanese culture salt is not only a necessary element to sustain human life, but it is also a symbol of purification. He uses salt in loose form to create intricate labyrinth patterns on the gallery floor or in baked brick form to construct large interior structures. As with the labyrinths and innavigable passageways, Motoi views his installations as exercises which are at once futile yet necessary to his healing.
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