Meticulous and intricate, Motoi Yamamoto’s installations emerge from edges that resemble coastlines, but with the furrows of traditional Japanese dry gardens, into culminations of heaped salt. Weaving labyrinthine paths into mountain ranges, Yamamoto distinguishes his use of material by its association with the Japanese funeral; “It can be that I recognize death through the completion of the work”. And what completes the work is the return of salt to the sea.
Motoi Yamamoto was born in Onomichi, Hiroshima (1966). The artist lives & works Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.
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