Motoi Yamamoto: Saltworks

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto constructs intricate labyrinths, entire mountains made of salt.

Salt has always held special significance in the death rituals of Japan, and following the sudden death of his younger sister, Yamamoto channelled his grief into his maze-like installations. His works are largely improvised, yet meticulously poured, and at the end of each work, the public is invited in to destroy the work, collect the salt and return it, to the sea.

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Motoi Yamamoto - Empty Kingdom

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