16.03.09 by Jeff

Motoi Yamamoto

Theme Magazine has kindly hooked me up with a subscription to their publication and if they hadn’t I might not have come across the amazing work of Motoi Yamamoto! Yamamoto uses salt to create large, insanely detailed, floor patterns. Pick up Theme (issue 18) to see way better photos of his work, and to read how he relates his work to keeping a diary.

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motoi yamamoto theme magazine salt design artist art


motoi yamamoto theme magazine salt design artist art

motoi yamamoto theme magazine salt design artist art

motoi yamamoto theme magazine salt design artist art

motoi yamamoto theme magazine salt design artist art

motoi yamamoto theme magazine salt design artist art













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://www.corygibbons.com/blog/ Cory Gibbons

    at first i thought they were just feathers.. and i was impressed.

    then i see its salt.. and i’m amazed.
    i’m going to look into this publication

  • http://robincamille.com Robin

    My mind: *booooooom*

    This reminds me quite strongly of labyrinths and also of the sand mandalas created by Tibetan (?) monks. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/getthebubbles/89356656/in/set-72057594049447714/) The tedious labor combined with the mandalas’ ephemeral nature is so poignant!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    yes! totally – i saw a thing on tv once and it was incredible to see video footage of the monks slowly making the mandalas

  • emily rugburn

    absolutely breathtaking.

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  • admin

    Holy Smokes. This is insane Hamada.

  • http://modite.com/blog Rebecca

    This is amazing. I haven’t seen anything like it and felt an instant connection to it. Really, truly amazing.

  • http://www.denizmerdan.com Deniz M.

    its absolutely amazing how we feel the pain staking amount of labour and patience went into this work. Just by our past experiences of making giant puzzles, lining up dominoes or just watching paint dry.

    It must only be something sublime and spiritual for someone to put themselves through this pain…or joy?

  • http://www.TheSpicyPrincess.com Dana Corey, Spicy Princess

    Amazingly beautiful! And like Deniz said, you feel the amount of painstaking work that went into it, just by seeing it. The only word that came to mind was WOW!

  • http://thelivelongday.blogspot.com kate

    …how..?!?!?!

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  • marius

    prob he just likes salt very much

  • http://thebreadcrumb.blogspot.com/ Esther Maria Swaty

    this is great! love the art, and will definitely be checking out the magazine.

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  • Taylor

    So unique, beautiful, and odd at the same time.

    Stumbled from Kentucky, US

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  • jpople

    Better hope nobody sneezes.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      haha

  • http://www.jasonsan.com Jasonsan

    I currently live in Kanazawa Japan where he did an exhibit at the 21st Century Museum. It was the same design style as the last two pictures you have posted there, except it covered a much larger area. It was amazing how close they let the patrons get to it. His work is so incredibly temporary.

  • Clare

    my brain just exploded

    • so

      metoo

  • http://gmail.com Adam

    Could this guy be on Methamphetamines?

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  • http://www.qian.be zenboubou

    ma.gni.fi.que !!……

  • http://www.akatako.net/ AkaTako

    I agree they are reminiscent of the Tibetan sand mandalas. I wonder if he chose to use salt not only for its white color but also for its traditional Japanese folklore property of keeping bad spirits away? Incredible and unique work.

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    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      cheers Koelsch

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*Update April 28th 2016 – We are continuing to update this list, removing Tumblrs that are no longer updated very frequently, and adding more as they are submitted. Please read the text below before submitting your Tumblr for consideration! Thank you all for the help, this has become an amazing resource – let’s keep it going!

 

I am compiling an extensive list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the best suggestions.

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