MOTOI YAMAMOTO: He builds giant sculptures out of SALT
If art is a matter of taste, then Motoi Yamamoto must be a truly seasoned professional, creating incredible sculptures and intricate mazes entirely out of salt.
An exhibition of the Japanese artist's work is currently showing at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Kanagawa, Japan, where it is causing quite a stir.
The story behind Yamamoto's unusual technique is sad and tragic. He was a third-year student at the Kanazawa College of Art in 1996 when his younger sister died aged 24, two years after being diagnosed with brain cancer
To both ease his grief and honour her memory, Yamamoto started working on a series of salt installations.