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Motoi Yamamotos Incredible Saltscapes

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto sees more uses in salt than the ordinary person. His artwork stems from the death of his sister, who passed away at a young age from brain cancer. In Japanese culture there is an idea of throwing salt over yourself after you attend a funeral acts as a sort of cleansing. So Yamamoto started using salt as his medium, creating intricate labyrinths and mazes as he calls them. Not only does Motoi create intricate patterns but full scale installations as well.

There’s also a beautiful book by Motoi that showcases some of his art called Return to the Sea: Saltscapes by Motoi Yamamoto.

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maudelynn:

"Some people don’t sleep at night - I am one of those people. These pictures were taken long after everyone had gone to bed - I would begin after midnight and go until 4 or 5 in the morning. I stopped at sunrise - like a vampire… I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures, they went into shoeboxes, where they remained. I did everything - I was the stylist, the makeup artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy - I was the model…"  Stevie Nicks 

Stevie Nicks  Polaroid Selfies c.1976 

via http://dangerousminds.net

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Library Assignment

kscphoto:

imageAssignment: Go to the library and walk down an isle that you have never walked down before. Pick a book at random. Turn to a page at random. Make a photograph inspired by whatever is written on that page, the less literal the better!

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Sophie Calle: The Chromatic Diet
Artist Sophie Calle asked writer and filmmaker Paul Auster to “invent a fictive character which I would attempt to resemble” and served as the model for the character Maria in Auster’s novel