Thinking Outside The Salt Shaker

yamamotoHi-Fructose has an interview with salt sculptor Motoi Yamamoto who painstakingly creates, among other things, temporary room-sized labyrinths of salt in memory of his dead sister.

What Motoi Yamamoto brings to each unique exhibiting occasion is his absolute dedication and passion for creating these seemingly futile creations in salt, massive room sized labyrinths that he refers to as “paths with a purpose”. The purpose? To heal himself from the loss of his beloved sister to brain cancer many years back while speaking through a meditative process about the interconnected nature of humanity to the earth.

Here are some other artists using odd materials we’ve noted in the past:

Brendan Jamison’s sugar sculptures
Matchstick Art: A Veritable Gumbo
ArtBeat: Jell-O artist Liz Hickok

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