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Motoi Yamamoto’s salt installations: 

“Following the death of his sister to brain cancer, Yamamoto adopted salt as his primary medium. In Japanese culture salt is not only a necessary element to sustain human life, 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.

…Yamamoto views his installations as exercises which are at once futile and necessary to his healing.”

(Top image: the artist meditates upon the completion of a salt labyrinth)

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~ by russellmoreton on January 14, 2012.

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