Thursday, March 15, 2012

Salt Art Installations!

Japanese artist Yamamoto Motoi creates amazing large scale installations out of salt! He uses a tube to draw with the salt in a similar way to what I have seen watching Tibetan Monks making sand mandalas.  When this exhibition at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Kanagawa, Japan ended, the public was invited to help dismantle the installation and carry all seven tons of salt back to the ocean.  This too is how the Tibetan Monks return their mandalas to a body of water. 

I am fascinated with impermanence - whether sand castles, snow circles, or salt installations!

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