Motoi Yamamoto creates incredible sculptures and intricate mazes entirely out of salt. Salt has a special place in the death rituals of Japan. Yamamoto creates the amazing floor installations by filling a plastic bottle, usually used for machine oil, with white salt and then painstakingly sprinkling it on the floor.
The story behind Yamamoto’s unusual technique is sad and tragic. He was a student at the Kanazawa College of Art when his younger sister died at aged 24, two years after being diagnosed with brain cancer.