Motoi Yamamoto’s salt installations:
“Following the loss of his sister to brain cancer, Yamamoto adopted salt as his primary medium. In Japanese culture salt is not only a necessary element to sustain human life, it is also a symbol of purification. He uses salt in loose form to create intricate labyrinth patterns on the gallery floor or in baked brick form to construct large interior structures.
…Yamamoto views his installations as exercises that are at once futile and necessary to his healing.”