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Art: Motoi Yamamoto blows us away again with his unbelievable salt sculptures

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

We’ve featured Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible salt sculptures once before, and his most recent project – Floating Garden at the Mint Museum in North Carolina – is no less astounding, simply for the sheer magnitude of Motoi’s vision and his dedication to the final image. Painstakingly pouring hundred of thousands of grains of salt onto the ground over a period of several weeks, he replicated the eye of a raging storm, and as an added bonus, once he’d finished the piece he invited a whole playground full of very excited children into the space to completely and utterly destroy it. It seems like a heartbreaking testament to the temporary nature of his artwork, but would you just look at how much fun they’re having? I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to season my dinner again.

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.