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             Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

                      The artist Motoi Yamamoto’s sister died when she
                      was twenty-four of a brain tumor. In the Japanese
                      tradition of honoring her, Motoi Yamamoto devised
                      an extraordinary artwork in her memory.

                      Mark Sloan, Director of the Halsey Institute of
                      Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina
                      invited Motoi Yamamoto to the ‘Spoleto Festival USA’
                      to do a memorial for his sister at the Museum. Using
                      400 pounds of ordinary Morton’s table salt and the
                      Halsey‘s dark floor, in fourteen days, using just a
                      simple squeeze bottle you might find on a counter at a
                      local diner, Motoi completed a very large, magnificent
                      and ethereal work of art. Its beauty could make you
                      wish it would last forever.
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                  Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

 You can watch the artist at work on YouTube and marvel at how tiny crystals can
 be transformed.

 On the afternoon of July 7, hundreds of people, many of them children, went to
 the Halsey Institute for the public dismantling ceremony of the salt
 painting. Everyone happily and regretfully took some of the salt and returned it
 to the sea while at the same time cherishing the memory of its beauty in the form
 of a painting.

 Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto will travel nationally after its
 inaugural presentation, including stops in Los Angeles, California, Charlotte,
 North Carolina, and Monterey, California.

 Photo Credit: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

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Description: The artist Motoi Yamamoto’s sister died when she was twenty-four of a brain tumor. In the Japanese tradition of honoring her, Motoi Yamamoto�devised an extraordinary artwork in her memory.