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Motoi Yamamoto - Floating Garden

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you’d see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on the floor of The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last night. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.

For those unfamiliar with this artist, Yamamoto began working with salt in 1994 after his sister, just 24 at the time, died of brain cancer. In order to cope with her death, he began making art that reflected his grief. In Japan, salt is used as a part of rituals in some funeral ceremonies and also used to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones.

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Alejandro Guijarro - Momentum (2010-)

"The artist travels to the great quantum mechanics institutions of the world and, using a large-format camera, photographs blackboards as he finds them. 

Momentum displays the photographs in life-size. 

Before he walks into a lecture hall Guijarro has no idea what he might find. He begins by recording a blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall is included, the blackboard frame is removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations. 

Effectively these are documents. Yet once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Color comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.”

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Custom Pendleton “Eames” Rocking Chair
Portland’s Beam & Anchor wrap an original Herman Miller ”Eames” rocking chair in thick Pendleton wool. The re-upholstered vintage rocker still has its original walnut and metal frame and is in great condition. The rustic addition of Pendleton wool is a refreshing take on the distinctly sleek and modern look of the classic Eames chair. Find more one-of-a-kind mid-centrury pieces like this here.

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Custom Pendleton “Eames” Rocking Chair

Portland’s Beam & Anchor wrap an original Herman Miller ”Eames” rocking chair in thick Pendleton wool. The re-upholstered vintage rocker still has its original walnut and metal frame and is in great condition. The rustic addition of Pendleton wool is a refreshing take on the distinctly sleek and modern look of the classic Eames chair. Find more one-of-a-kind mid-centrury pieces like this here.