Motoi Yamamoto





Japanese artist Yamamoto Motoi’s younger sister died from complications due to brain cancer. Yamamoto hence began to memorialize her in his labyrinthine installations of poured salt that take hundreds of hours to complete. His works are almost entirely improvised with mistakes and imperfections often left intact. After each piece has been on view for several weeks, the public is invited to communally destroy each work and help package the salt into bags and jars, after which it is thrown back into the ocean.

(Motoi Yamamoto)

via [Colossal]

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One response to “Motoi Yamamoto

  1. Wow, this is amazing. I used to work for a salt company… this brings back memories.

    Thanks for sharing.

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