Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

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June 13, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Wed.–Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
$10 General, $5 Student/Military, Free ages 12 and under
Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific St.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5477

Motoi Yamamoto’s art installations range from geometric to almost biological, resulting in swirls that may look like a typhoon or a blooming rose. What might be harder to imagine is that his works, including the 1,800-square-foot design currently on view, are made entirely of table salt. Marvel at the acclaimed artist’s ability to transform some 450 pounds of the mineral into intricate, one-of-a-kind masterpieces. On August 25, visitors can help him dismantle the exhibit, and pour some of the salt into the Pacific Ocean to honor a Japanese ritual.

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