Floating Garden / Motoi Yamamoto

Gazing down at foamy-looking swirls of white on black from a niche in an ancient castle, you almost feel as if you’re an astronaut watching a hurricane form above the ocean on the distant Earth. These cellular arrangements form tentacular appendages of varying opacity, meeting in the centre to create a vortex effect. They are, in fact, made of salt, with each grain symbolising a memory or a moment in time. Artist Motoi Yamamoto installed Floating Garden and Labyrinth within the castle tower at Aigues-Mortes in Southern France for an exhibition called Univers’ Sel, on display through the end of Nove — via Urbanist

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