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…

More than halfway through art school, Motoi Yamamoto uses salt to create intricate labyrinth patterns on gallery floors or in baked brick form to construct large interior structures.

who knew concrete floors could be so lovely? just need stencils & a little spray paint (could do this at work)

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SBG pin of the day! This pathway black Mexican pebble on-edge idea can be used with river stones or any of the cheap cast concrete knock offs - note how it flows!

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SPOTLIGHT: Salt Sculptures by Motoi Yamamoto Motoi Yamamoto has taken salt of the table and turned it into art! His intricate mazes and labyrinths made entirely out of salt display not only a lot of.

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