Beautifully Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

 

Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France.

A detailed look at Motoi Yamamoto’s “Cherry Blossom” installation at the Mikiko Sato Gallery in Hamburg, July 2009.
Motoi Yamamoto’s “Cherry Blossom” installation at the Mikiko Sato Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, July 2009.
Motoi Yamamoto’s “Cherry Blossom” installation at the Mikiko Sato Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, July 2009.
A closer look at Motoi Yamamoto’s salt labyrinth, part of the “Forces of Nature” exhibit in Charleston, S.C.
Motoi Yamamoto used hundreds of pounds of salt to create his labyrinth at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library in Charleston, S.C. as part of an exhibit called “Forces of Nature”.
Another of Motio Yamamoto’s salt labyrinths in the Kunst-Station at the Jesuit Church of St Peter in Cologne, Germany.  After the exhibit closed, Yamamoto invited visitors to return the labyrinth’s salt back to the sea.
“Labyrinth” is one of Motio Yamamoto’s works on display at the Fondation Espace Ecureuil in Toulouse, France. This piece took 50 hours to create over the course of five days and used 2,200 pounds of salt.

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