August272012

"We’ve written about the amazing work of Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto before, and how his choice of medium, salt, is one of the most creative and sustainable art materials being used today. His work over the last few years has become more intricate, more controlled, and more beautiful than ever. Bringing to mind the sand mandalas painstakingly sprinkled by Tibetan monks, Yamamoto’s creations, which take hundreds of hours to pour, are also ritually destroyed at the end of their creation and viewing. In a gesture of profound poetry, viewers help to scoop up the salt and return it to the sea, where it can begin its life anew.”

Read and see more @ Artist Creates Magnificent Labyrinths Made of Salt

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