From Colossal Art & Visual Ingenuity - Organic Sculptures Sanded from Hundreds of Pencils by Jessica Drenk
© Yamamoto Motoi
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto choice of medium, salt, is one of the most creative and sustainable art materials being used today. His work over the last few years has become more intricate, more controlled, and more beautiful than ever. Bringing to mind the sand mandalas painstakingly sprinkled by Tibetan monks, Yamamoto’s creations, which take hundreds of hours to pour, are also ritually destroyed at the end of their creation and viewing. In a gesture of profound poetry, viewers help to scoop up the salt and return it to the sea, where it can begin its life anew.
See more beautiful photos here: Artist Creates Magnificent Labyrinths Made of Salt