Mazes Made From 2,200 Pounds Of Salt
Japanese installation artist, Motoi Yamamoto, is an incredibly patient man, he can spend 50 hours or more crouched on the floor as he draws out his intricate and delicate mazes. Hundreds of pounds of refined salt is piped out of a plastic squeeze bottle to construct what he appropriately calls his Labyrinths. At the end of the installation's show, visitors are asked to collect the salt from the floor and then everyone travels to the ocean or a river to return it to the water. Yamamoto starts his work in the back of the installation and works his way forward so as not to touch or cross over his previous work.