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Motoi Yamamoto uses salt to create intricate, deeply personal floor sculptures. He calls it labyrinth.

The story behind Yamamoto’s salt sculptures is sweet and sad. His sister died of brain cancer more than a decade ago. To honor her memory, he began sketching with salt — in Japan, a traditional symbol for purification and mourning. The meandering patterns are meant to convey a sense of eternity.

 

Photos by  Motoi Yamamoto; Stefan Worring

 

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