© Motoi Yamamoto

The Salt-Laden Landscapes of Motoi Yamamoto

May 21, 2017 | Art

Table salt might be just an ordinary object to many of us, but not to Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. This tapestry of snow-capped mountains is fastidiously created by his devotion to the minuscule mineral.

Yamamoto spent over 168 hours to hand-craft this astonishing art installation for the exhibition ‘Making Mends’ at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, in 2012. This artwork is an excellent example of Japanese craftsmanship, whereby artists adopt a slow, often extremely laborious artistic process that is unparalleled in its intricacy and refinement. 

Want more of Yamamoto’s inspiring salt art? Visit his official website at motoi.biz!