There are plenty of artists who have spent the majority of their careers devoted to a single unlikely medium: For James Turrell, it’s light. For El Anatsui, it’s soda tabs. But for Motoi Yamamoto, a 47-year-old Japanese artist whose two latest shows recently opened recently at Mint Museum and the Monterey Museum of Art
This photo shows what Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto created out of 2,200 pounds of salt over the course of five days. At first glance it seems like he didn't actually make anything, but look closer and you'll see something lovely.