Following the death of his sister to brain cancer, Motoi Yamamoto
adopted salt as his primary artistic medium. In Japanese culture salt is not only a necessary element to sustain human life, but 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. As with the labyrinths and unnavigable passageways, Motoi Yamamoto
views his installations as exercises which are at once futile yet necessary to his healing.
posted by netbros
on Mar 20, 2009 -