Salt, it is fair to say, is worth much more than just something you put on your chips. As a commodity it has been the focus of intense industry,and has provoked trade disputes and even wars. Some of the mysterious power of salt, AKA sodium chloride, is captured in these phenomenal images of the work of Japanese installation artist Motoi Yamamoto.

Taking a ritualistic approach to the subject matter, informed by personal experience, Yamamoto describes the labyrinthine nature of health and well being and the mysteries of human spirituality and existence.

Yamamoto’s installation shows are just as much about the deconstruction as much as the design, with the salt being returned to the sea after a piece has been created.

For more on Yamamoto’s amazing work check out his site.

November 30th, 2012

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