Sodium chloride might not seem like a great ingredient for mind-boggling artwork, but these fantastic salt mazes by Motoi Yamamoto beg to differ.
In fact, salt is an age-old symbol of purification and mourning in Japan, and these salt mazes by Motoi Yamamoto are the patient artist's attempt to commemorate the life of his deceased sister. The word "patient," however, doesn't even begin to describe his painstaking but beautiful work. The tunnel maze pictured in this gallery, for example, was unveiled this month at the Fondation Espace Ecureuil in France and took over five days to complete. It is, up to this point, one of his largest exhibits yet.
These Salt Mazes by Motoi Yamamoto Will Blow Your Mind
1. Salt Art - The trend of using salt as an artistic medium is growing.
2. Maze Installations - Maze installations are becoming increasingly popular in the art world.
3. Memorial Art - Artwork created as a form of memorialization is gaining attention.
1. Art - Artists and galleries could take advantage of the growing trend of using salt as an artistic medium to create unique installations.
2. Funeral Services - Funeral services could offer memorial art as a way for families to honor their loved ones.
3. Tourism - Towns and cities could incorporate maze installations into their attractions to bring in tourism.