Salt as Medium

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Motoi Yamamoto, ‘Bellevue’, salt, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Photo via itsnicethat

Using salt as a medium, Yamamoto has meticulously sculpted an exquisite salt installation. It is one of many installations from the ‘Labyrinth Series’. Many of Yamamoto’s works resemble labyrinths or medical imagery of the brain.


Jonathan Schipper, ‘Detritus’, salt and 3-D printing in a boiler room, 2013  
Photo via coolhunting

‘Detritus’, is a salt installation “where a custom-built, room-sized 3-D printer crafts a miniature world in decay. Set in a reclaimed boiler room turned gallery space, the robot is suspended from the 40-foot ceilings and deposits a specially formulated saline paste onto a 12 ton desert of salt, and is programmed to build a desolate landscape filled with ruined buildings, trashed tires, and discarded objects.”


David Dimichele, ‘Salt and Asphalt’, from ‘Pseudodocumentation Series’, lightjet print 2007
Photo via mymodernmet

“David DiMichele’s ‘Salt and Asphalt’ is part of “a series of large-scale photographs depicting grandiose installations in fantasy exhibition spaces. DiMichele creates this work by first building scale models of exhibition spaces, and producing original artworks in drawing, painting and sculpture mediums, which are sited in the spaces and then photographed to create the final works.”


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