Art made of salt
March 31, 2012 § 2 Comments
Creativity has no limit, no borders, no specific medium. Each artist chooses his medium to express himself, to convey meaning or even to ease the pain. For Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto‘s his medium of choice is salt (more precisely tons of salt) and his story is a little bit different. He builds giant sculptures entirely out of salt and creates incredibly salt maze floor installations to commemorate his sister, who died at the age of 24 from brain cancer.
He perhaps found the healing power of salt, since, as alice says in My Modern Met “salt has a special place in the death rituals of Japan, and is often handed out to people at the end of funerals, so they can sprinkle it on themselves to ward off evil”.
As a way to deal with grief or not, we can’t stop staring and admiring his pieces of art.
At least, we won’t turn into a pillar of salt like Lot’s wife just by looking at these amazing pieces. See more after the jump
via My Modern Met